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Blackwell's Bookshop

53-62 South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1YS

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Launch of our 2019 Giving Tree Campaign

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Join us and local author Morag Hood in the Children's Department for drinks and some early Christmas treats to launch the 2019 campaign. The Children’s Giving Tree helps make Christmas a bit more special for a child who is living in difficult circumstances over Christmas right here in Edinburgh.

How it Works.

In early autumn we contact local children's charities and women's shelters to ask if they would like to be involved.

Those organisations wishing to take part then ask the children to choose a particular book they would like to read, or a subject they would like to read about. We write these requests on Christmas tags and hang them on the 'Book Tree' in the Children's department of the shop. Every year the Blackwell's Elves work very hard to source the perfect book for each child.

Members of the public can then select a tag from the tree and buy a book for one of the children.

Just before the holidays the books will be wrapped and handed over to the organisations who give them to the children for Christmas.

When the Giving Tree started in 2008, we had 100 requests – last year our customers helped us fulfill a record 420! The Giving Tree is now being run in our branches down South such as Oxford, Cambridge and Liverpool.

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53-62 South Bridge

Edinburgh

EH1 1YS

United Kingdom

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