Book Drives

A Ride for Reading Book Drive is a great way to get involved in your local community and engage your neighborhood or business to help RfR collect new or gently-used children’s books (grades pre-K – 5th grade) that will directly be delivered to children in a local Elementary Title 1 School or Community Center. All you need are some cardboard boxes and a few drop-off spots to set up a convenient collection area.

Local bike shops, coffee shops, businesses, apartment complexes and neighborhoods are typically great places to come together to collect a large amount of books.

Many of our deliveries require approximately 1,000 children’s books, so this is a great goal to aim for. This allows enough books for each child to choose at least 2 books.

Feel free to contact for any questions on how to begin your Book Drive. We will send you items that you may use for your Community Book Drive.

Thank you for your willingness to help collect books on behalf of Ride for Reading and a special THANK YOU to these individuals/organizations that have collected books on behalf of Ride for Reading (this list is updated frequently):


  • Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea (Lenox Village)
  • Residences of Capitol View
  • Frothy Monkey (Nations)
  • Lenox Village Town Center/Retreat at Lenox Village
  • Kiwanis – Nashville
  • Altrusa International
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Vera Bradley – Cool Springs
  • Mall at Green Hills – Apple Store
  • Vanderbilt Medical
  • Music City Church
  • Whitaker Corporation
  • Rutherford County Schools
  • Nolensville Library
  • News Channel 5
  • Fairytales Bookstore
  • Therapeutic Interventionz
  • McKay’s Bookstore


  • Matthew Edens
  • Kim Fletcher
  • Sabina Mohyuddin
  • Anne & Arnie Malham
  • Michael Fridell
  • Marlene Cheatham