Jan’s Book Angels at Anderson’s 2019

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Jan’s Book Angels program at Anderson’s Bookshop is a tradition dating back more than 20 years.

When customers walk in the store, they’ll have the option to purchase a book for a child in need.

“A Very Generous Community”

“We have a very generous community here in Naperville,” said Sue Skells, who helps run the program at Anderson’s. “Customers come in, they can either purchase a book that’s pre-matched or they can pick an angel off the tree and they can find a book that they would wish to give to that child.”

Angel books are 10% off their regular price. They are then wrapped up and delivered to the organizations that work with the children.

Thousands of Books Donated

Skells estimates about 30,000 books have been purchased through the Book Angels program since its inception.

The program is named after retired Anderson’s employee Jan Dundon, who helped grow the program during her time at the store.

The Right Partners

Anderson’s typically partners with places like Humanitarian Service Project and Bridge Communities for Jan’s Book Angels, with the hope of spreading the joy of a good book.

Helping children in need unwrap a special read.

Naperville News 17’s Casey Krajewski reports.