Monthly Community Outreach...


On the 4th Sunday of Every Month The Gift of Knowledge sponsors a concert featuring "The Royal Queens" at the Vision Theatre in Leimert Park.


​These Eclectic Artists, Teachers & Business Women Spread Wisdom, Inner Healing & Mentoring through Music, Poetry & Art to Bring Love, Harmony & Prosperity to the Community. The Royal Queens welcome Sisters of all ages and races to Come Express her Heart through Art and a Sister Circle Open Forum Discussion on How to Live a Happy Life.

Join the Art, Music and Artist Movement for a non-stop entertaining extravaganza.  Updates can be found on Facebook

The Gift of Knowledge sponsors a book reading on Saturday 4/18/15 at noon in the USC Civic Engagement booth during the Festival of Books.  Catch Auntie YoYo read "The Chocolate Princess in the Land of Plenty".

Annual Holiday Give-Away...


Join us giveaway 25,000 Books in Watts with Live Music, Live Performances, Free Books, Free Toys, Free Food, Free Haircuts, Free Games, Free Prizes, A Fashion Show, Storytelling, Tips on How to Break into Hollywood and Modeling, How to Get Published, How to write a Resume' and get the job and more... ALL FREE.


​Every year we are determined to continue the tradition of bringing joy to the world and impoverished neighborhoods no matter where they are because Happiness is Priceless.


Want to help? Volunteers, Sponsors & Vendors with Giveaway items are sought.  Contact:  piccolosbooks@yahoo.com

Book Drives...


We can help your school or organization raise funds with a Book Drive.

To help alleviate the budget problems your school may be experiencing The Gift of Knowledge, the charitable and fundraising division of Piccolo’s Books, known for their quality, but inexpensive, pre-owned books, will now travel to your school, providing an opportunity to support your teachers, classrooms and special event needs. 

Host a Gift Of Knowledge Book Sale at your school. And earn $.25 on every book sold. We will deliver and set up 5000 quality pre-owned books, which we will then sell at $1 each (tax exclusive) on a cash basis only. (This allows you to collect your cash immediately at the close of your event!).  Contact:  piccolosbooks@yahoo.com

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L.A. Times Festival of Books...

Lewis is an entrepreneur. A community leader. An education advocate. And when it comes to books, he’s also a philanthropist who donated nearly 100,000 books over the last three years for South Los Angeles and Boyle Heights elementary schools through USC’s Civic Engagement Book Drive, in partnership with the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.

Books will fill new classroom libraries and promote reading in the USC Family of Schools. This donation is a great way to get books to families and schools who need them the most.”  Click for info: Festival of Books