Overnight Readathon 2017

Overnight Readathon 2017Ever want to stay up all night reading? Support literacy for young readers and students? Celebrate your local independent bookstore turning 13? Then join us for our Overnight Readathon on Saturday October 7 into Sunday October 8. Tickets for the event are $25 and all of the proceeds will go to support The Porter Square Books Foundation. All attendees will be entered in a raffle to win swell prizes. Most of the night will be spent reading, but we'll have food and snacks and a few games and activities when you need a break. Our registers will be open in case you finish your book and 20% of all sales will be donated to the Foundation. (Don't worry we'll also have some giveaways.)

If you'd like to increase your chances of winning, you get an extra entry for every addtitional $25 you donate to the Foundation. The top donor will win a special prize: 20% off every purchase at Porter Square Books for one year.

Here is our schedule for the event:

8:30PM: Doors open.

10:30PM: Pizza! (Because what sleepover is complete without pizza?)

11:30PM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Anomia.

1:30AM: Need a reading break? We'll be handing out Mad Libs. (Because what sleepover would be complete without Mad Libs?)

2:30AM: Mad Libs Karaoke. (You know, because we're a dignified operation.)

4:30AM: Need a reading break? Play a round of Dick: The Card Game or Bards Dispense Profanity.

6:00AM: Breakfast!

6:30AM: Donation prizes and raffle.

7:00AM: Stumble bleary-eyed and well-read into the Fall morning, with free drip coffee from Cafe Zing.

The Porter Square Books Foundation was created in 2014 with a mission of fostering a love of reading and of books, particularly among children and families in our local communities whose access to them may be limited by economic or cultural factors. Our primary means of achieviing this has been through facilitating interactions between children and authors, and by donating books to children and families.

Finally, thank you to our sponsors: Penguin Random House, Workman Publishing, Tor, Oxford University Press, Litographs, Candlewick Press, HarperCollins,  Cafe ZingFlatbread, Iggy's, and Bagelsaurus

Event date: 

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30pm to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 7:00am

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140