Beers for Books

What is Beers for Books?

Beers for Books is a fundraising concept to support Room to Read's local language publishing program. Drink a beer (or other tasty beverage), create a treasured book for a child.

How can I help?

Beers for Books is something anyone can do anywhere!

Get involved and learn more about what you can do, wherever you are.

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Beer Garden for Books @ FooTNiK Nakano at THE FooTNiK Nakano in Nakano Central Park

August 1, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(日本語は英語のあと鈴きます)Join us at THE FooTNiK zone in the largest Outdoor Beer Garden in Nakano for a huge mid-summer Beers for Books Celebration to benefit Room to Read!THE FootNiK is conveniently located just a few minutes from Nakano Station in a beautiful redeveloped park and the beer garden is spectacular. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on August 1st for some summer Friday fun. We'll be enjoying the evening in support of Room to Read, an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality…See More
Jul 16
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Beer Garden for Books @ FooTNiK Nakano at THE FooTNiK Nakano in Nakano Central Park

August 1, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(日本語は英語のあと鈴きます)Join us at THE FooTNiK zone in the largest Outdoor Beer Garden in Nakano for a huge mid-summer Beers for Books Celebration to benefit Room to Read!THE FootNiK is conveniently located just a few minutes from Nakano Station in a beautiful redeveloped park and the beer garden is spectacular. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on August 1st for some summer Friday fun. We'll be enjoying the evening in support of Room to Read, an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality…See More
Jul 15
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Beers for Books x Far Yeast Tokyo @ League in Tokyo at League Ginza

July 11, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(English follows)1杯のドリンクが、1冊の本に—アメリカ、イギリス、台湾など世界15か国で開催されているチャリティーイベント「Beers for Books」をLEAGUEで開催!ドリンクをオーダーすると100 円(=本1冊分)が寄付される仕組みです。寄付金は、NGO団体「Room to Read」を通じてカンボジアなど各国の子供たちのために現地語で書かれた良質な本の購入に充てられます。今回の協賛は“和の馨るエール「馨和 KAGUA」”を企画・販売する日本クラフトビール株式会社。今回は、この春発売の「東京」をテーマにした新作「Far Yeast Tokyo(ファーイースト トーキョー)」を樽生でご用意します!人気の「ハミングバードテーブル」がコンセプトフードをご用意。その他、ワインやソフトドリンクもあり。本格的な夏に向けて、クラフトビールの魅力や新作「Far Yeast Tokyo」のコンセプトや誕生秘話が聴けるトークセッションも予定しています。美味しいビールでチャリティーにも参加!—————————–日時:2014/7/11(金) 19:00~22:00参加費:…See More
Jun 19
Mike Thomas is attending Gary Bremermann's event
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Beers for Books @ King's Hardware in Seattle at King's Hardware

June 4, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Buy a beer, and children's books get donated to deserving libraries in Asia and Africa. How's that for a great idea?Join Room to Read Seattle for our upcoming Beers for Books event at King's Hardware in Ballard on Wednesday, June 4th from 7:00 - 10:00pm.The concept is simple: buy one of our specialty drinks and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Room to Read's Local Language Publishing Program -- producing treasured books for kids in places like Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and South…See More
May 7
Gary Bremermann posted an event
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Beers for Books @ King's Hardware in Seattle at King's Hardware

June 4, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
Buy a beer, and children's books get donated to deserving libraries in Asia and Africa. How's that for a great idea?Join Room to Read Seattle for our upcoming Beers for Books event at King's Hardware in Ballard on Wednesday, June 4th from 7:00 - 10:00pm.The concept is simple: buy one of our specialty drinks and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Room to Read's Local Language Publishing Program -- producing treasured books for kids in places like Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and South…See More
May 7
Yuko Suzuki is attending Gary Bremermann's event
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Bacardi for Books @ League in Tokyo at Co-working Space "League"

March 6, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(English follows)1杯のドリンクが、1冊の本に----アメリカ、イギリス、台湾など世界15か国で開催されているチャリティーイベント「Beers for Books」をLEAGUEで開催!ドリンクをオーダーすると100 円(=本1冊分)が寄付される仕組みです。寄付金は、NGO団体「Room to Read」を通じて各国の子供たちのために現地語で書かれた良質な本の購入に充てられます。協賛は”モヒート”や”ボンベイサファイア”などを扱う「BACARDI Japan(バカルディジャパン)」この冬おすすめのウィスキー「Dewar’s」(デュワーズ)をバーテンダーがご用意。その他ビール・ワイン・ソフトドリンク各種もお楽しみいただけます。参加費:1000yen (food付き)   ・1ドリンク500yen  ・ラッフルチケット(くじ引き) 1枚500yen/3枚1000yen   ※希望者のみ。5種類の賞品をご用意。全額が寄付に回されます。会場:コワーキングスペース「LEAGUE」 2F中央区東銀座3-11-3     …See More
Mar 6
Gary Bremermann posted an event
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Bacardi for Books @ League in Tokyo at Co-working Space "League"

March 6, 2014 from 7pm to 10pm
(English follows)1杯のドリンクが、1冊の本に----アメリカ、イギリス、台湾など世界15か国で開催されているチャリティーイベント「Beers for Books」をLEAGUEで開催!ドリンクをオーダーすると100 円(=本1冊分)が寄付される仕組みです。寄付金は、NGO団体「Room to Read」を通じて各国の子供たちのために現地語で書かれた良質な本の購入に充てられます。協賛は”モヒート”や”ボンベイサファイア”などを扱う「BACARDI Japan(バカルディジャパン)」この冬おすすめのウィスキー「Dewar’s」(デュワーズ)をバーテンダーがご用意。その他ビール・ワイン・ソフトドリンク各種もお楽しみいただけます。参加費:1000yen (food付き)   ・1ドリンク500yen  ・ラッフルチケット(くじ引き) 1枚500yen/3枚1000yen   ※希望者のみ。5種類の賞品をご用意。全額が寄付に回されます。会場:コワーキングスペース「LEAGUE」 2F中央区東銀座3-11-3     …See More
Feb 15
Katharina Viana posted an event

Beers for Books at Dublin City Irish Pub in Zurich at Zurich

November 27, 2013 from 6pm to 11pm
Join us for a great evening with lots of fun in support of Room to Read's Book Publishing Program!For each drink (or selected soft drink) Dublin City Irish Pub will donate one Franc to Room to Read & each Franc will fund a high quality local language children‘s book for children that wouldn‘t have access to books otherwise.See More
Nov 21, 2013
Naofumi Ohba is attending Gary Bremermann's event
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Beers for BOOks Halloween Spooktacular @Suji's in Tokyo at Suji's Tokyo

October 31, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
It's that time of year for our 5th annual Halloween spooktacular to scare away childhood illiteracy worldwide. We encourage you to come dressed up as your favorite literary character and enjoy a fun night of education, fundraising and B4B mirth making at Suji's, our long-term Beers for Books supporter. For those of you new to Beers for Books, the concept is simple: For every drink you have 100 yen will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for children via Room to Read.…See More
Oct 24, 2013
Gary Bremermann updated an event
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Booktoberfest Yokohama/Tokyo 2013 @ Antenna America at Antenna America

October 5, 2013 from 4pm to 10pm
Please join us in for Booktoberfest 2013, our 5th annual event, and part of a global celebration of literacy during Booktober (the month formerly know as October). For those of you new to Beers for Books, the concept is simple: For every drink you have 100 yen will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for children via Room to Read. Room to Read is an amazing NPO whose mission is to provide quality educational opportunities to children in developing countries with the goal…See More
Sep 27, 2013
Gary Bremermann updated an event
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Beers for BOOks Halloween Spooktacular @Suji's in Tokyo at Suji's Tokyo

October 31, 2013 from 7pm to 11pm
It's that time of year for our 5th annual Halloween spooktacular to scare away childhood illiteracy worldwide. We encourage you to come dressed up as your favorite literary character and enjoy a fun night of education, fundraising and B4B mirth making at Suji's, our long-term Beers for Books supporter. For those of you new to Beers for Books, the concept is simple: For every drink you have 100 yen will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for children via Room to Read.…See More
Sep 27, 2013
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Booktoberfest @ The Lumberyard in Encinitas, CA at Lumberyard Tavern

October 15, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm
Did you know that 796 million people in the world today cannot read or write? That’s one out of every five adults. The good news is that this month you can help change the story,  Grab your drinking buddies, families, and colleagues and come on down! $1 from every beer sold goes to provide a library book to a school in Asia or Africa.For more information and to RSVP, please see the Facebook event page here:…See More
Sep 26, 2013
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Sep 24, 2013
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Sep 11, 2013
Reiji Kawahara is attending Fumika Eiraku's event
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Bookoholics Beers For Books Party at ULTRA CAFE

July 12, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm
Hello Everyone,  Bookoholics is the group organized by university students.We are going to hold its first party with Beers for Books. Beer for Books: http://www.beersforbooks.org/Our MIssion is "Have  Fun Help The World" We are looking forward to seeing you all!See More
Sep 5, 2013
Reiji Kawahara is attending Gary Bremermann's event
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SIP presents Beers for Books @ Bistro 30 in Kawasaki at Bistro 30

July 23, 2013 from 5pm to 11:45pm
Please join long-time B4B organizer Masami and her company Sophia Investment Partners for the first ever Beers for Books in Kawasaki-shi!Bistro 30, just a short walk from Mukaigawara Station in Musashikosugi is kindly supporting Room to Read via B4B from 5PM - Midnight on Tuesday, July 23rd so drop by anytime to enjoy the fun.For those of you new to Beers for Books, the concept is simple: For every drink you have, 100 yen will be donated to Room to Read and that buys a treasured book for…See More
Sep 5, 2013
 

One Beer, One Book

Welcome to Beers for Books

A great way to raise money for Room to Read & something anyone can do anywhere!

Beers for Books is a really simple idea to raise money for childhood literacy in developing countries. Fun and generous people everywhere are having a blast with the idea while creating books for kids that have limited access to educational resources.

The basic idea of "B4B" is that you find a cool bar/restaurant in your neighborhood which agrees to donate $1 for every drink sold on a specific night, you invite all your friends (and they invite all their friends), and every $1 funds a high quality local language book for kids via Room to Read. Since February 2009 we've held events on 4 continents and 15 countries to raise funds for books for kids just by hanging out and having a good time. It's an easy way to do good and learn about the amazing work of Room to Read with fun people.

Results Update: Since starting in February '09, the Beers for Books concept has funded over 200,000 books and the pace is accelerating.  B4B is something that anyone can do anywhere, so we've got lots of room left to grow if you get involved.

THANK YOU to all the thousands of great people who have made this happen in so many ways--organizing, promoting, supporting, encouraging, and just making it all fun and simple.

Coming Up:  See the "Events" section below for details on upcoming B4B  events. Also,stay tuned for launches of B4B in Portland, Hamburg, Asheville and more... Check the events section for more details, tell all your fun friends, and come on out!

Are YOU ready to organize a B4B event? Check out the Organizer's Manual available in the "Tools" section of this website--you can do it--it is simple and fun.

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The Japan 47 Prefecture & the US 50 State Challenge

Our Goal? To pass 500,000 books funded by B4B by the end of 2015. Also, we will have one Beers for Books event in every prefecture in Japan and fill the US map too. Next, the world... Please help us by organizing your own event and spreading the word about B4B!

 

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Post-Event Report - Montreal B4B

Started by Sandra Abi-Rashed in Ideas, comments & feedback Jun 18, 2010.

The 47 Prefecture Challenge 6 Replies

Started by Gary Bremermann in Organizers lounge. Last reply by Gary Bremermann Nov 28, 2009.

Post-Event Reports 6 Replies

Started by Gary Bremermann in Ideas, comments & feedback. Last reply by Gretchen Shinoda May 20, 2009.

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