February is a short month so it's only fair the Eureka branch of the NAACP is extending its Black History Month book drive through March 15. The drive, which aims to put books featuring Black and African-American history, arts, stories and illustrations into the hands of local K-12 students is a double-duty donation opportunity, asking folks to buy the books from local independent bookstores.
The NAACP notes these books can "enrich the lives of Black children and promote equity, diversity and empathy in schools." All while tossing some cash into the local bookstores we love. Hit up one of the participating shops — Northtown Books, Tin Can Mailman, Blake's Books, Eureka Books and Booklegger — to order recommended books or gift cards.