Big News

We are just madly in love with BIG Kids Magazine!! From Australia comes this new and fabulous family magazine.

“Driven by discovery, experimentation and response, we invite children to participate in topical conversations about art and the world. With a senior editor who is eight years old, BIG challenges hierarchies of who is listening and who is speaking to amplify small voices in BIG ways.”

Subscribe now and every issue you pay for will include another issue sent to a child living in poverty in remote locations.

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by meredith

Westfield success

Over 1,200 people came though our Westfield Culver City event this past weekend. There were cookies from ISABELLA’S COOKIE COMPANY, books from SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS and CROWN BOOKS, amazing dress up characters from RUNES PICTURE COMPANY and great music from DJ GROOVEY DAVID.

Mostly an incredible event produced by KID CONCIERGE and generously hosted by WESTFIELD CULVER CITY.

A great way to expose families to the great feeling of giving while celebrating the love of books.
Thanks to our celebrity readers for making the time to help us share our mission; Elizabeth Rohm, Caroline Sunshine, Constance Zimmer (center above), Alexis Bellino, Busy Phillips and Mason Cook.

by meredith


A new addition for your home library;

William Joyce’s new book, the first in the new Guardians of Childhood series, “MAN IN THE MOON”.

Gorgeous pictures and a truly magical story, a new fairy tale for generations to come. This is what a chidlren’s bedtime book is supposed to be; fantastical, hopeful and full of helping others.


by meredith

Shopping Time!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, please don’t miss our very special free family event. Taking place Saturday and Sunday, September 24th & 25th from 1 pm – 4 pm each day.

This event, in the Center Court of the Westfield Culver City mall, will have celebrity story time, photo flip books, ISABELLA’S COOKIES, arts & crafts and mostly – BOOKS TO DONATE!!!!

Come out and give your children a wonderful experience while they choose, inscribe and donate a book to a child at the Boys and Girls Club of Venice. Planting the seed of giving, has never been so easy – or so much FUN!

Hope to see you there.

by meredith


This week we begin staffing up for our YOUTH TASK FORCE as well as our OFFICE INTERNSHIPS for the semester.

If you are in Los Angeles and are interested in a fabulous work experience, community service credits, college credits and the inside look at running a national non-profit, please contact us.

We will be interviewing both high school and college students and can’t wait to meet some enthusiastic applicants!


by meredith


This week, the Milk + Bookies staff went on a 5 hour adventure to Long Beach where we were lucky enough to save 1,200 books from the dumpster.

The incredible ACRES OF BOOKS that has been in Long Beach since 1930, has closed their doors. They still had a few thousand old, dusty and damaged books to clean up.

We were thrilled to take them to read, recycle or repurpose.
Clearly, we just LOVE BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!

by meredith