Our Founder, Piccolo Lewis is the innovative leader behind the success of the One Dollar Bookstore. After being in the book business for many years he decided to merge his love of books with his passion of supporting communities and promoting literacy.
He started the concept and opened his first store in Long Beach in 2006, selling quality pre-owned books, videos/DVDs and even LP records. Since then we have often been imitated; but, never duplicated in style or price. Our principle is simple: Get the books to the public for only one dollar each. So reasonable even a child can buy a book, any book, with just the change they saved in their piggy banks.
After opening our second store, word spread and popularity increased. So the story goes...Customers from far and wide wished they had a One Dollar Bookstore in their own community; so, we're constantly looking for affordable property.
Currently we operate 1 - One Dollar Bookstore and 1 - Piccolo's Bookstores in Southern California with more store openings in the near future.
The Founder is so dedicated to promoting literacy and getting books to the public that he donated over 100,000 books in 2012 alone. Free books were delivered to schools, medical centers, teachers and the children who need them. Over the next two years we donated over one million books to children all over the world.
We even started a fundraising and charitable division to assure free books were getting in the hands of the children. The Gift of Knowledge Foundation is where schools and organizations can host Book Sales to earn extra funds necessary to help alleviate the extreme budget cuts they have been experiencing.
The Gift of Knowledge is following in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela and building childrens libraries in impoverished neighbors from the shipping container we ship the books in.
THE FIRST TEACHER
As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.
From Pre-Kindergarden to College Prep & Textbooks are available at all locations for only a buck.
PARTNER WITH US
We invite you to work with us to help students get all they can out of their growing years.
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Recognized and honored by Congress Member Karen Bass, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa and the LAPD Southeast Division for tireless contributions to the community. The Gift of Knowledge's founder, Piccolo Lewis is an officer of one of the largest nonprofit institutes in Los Angeles called Nabahood Community Development and is dedicated to making a positive change in the world.
For more information on hosting your own Gift of Knowledge Book Sale, Please E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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