David Baldacci, author and trustee of The Mark Twain House & Museum, will be collecting new and gently used books at his author talk Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include a copy of Redemption, the latest in the Amos Decker series.

Please join the Mark Twain House & Museum in participating in David Baldacci’s Feeding Body & Mind initiative.

Launched by David and Michelle Baldacci’s Wish You Well Foundation® in partnership with Feeding America®, the Feeding Body & Mind initiative seeks to address the connection between literacy, poverty and hunger. Through this initiative, more than 1 million new and gently used books have been collected and distributed through food banks to families in need.

How it works:

When you arrive at the Mark My Words event, look for the big white Feeding Body & Mind donation box.

Place your new or gently used book(s) in the box.

That’s all there is to it! When the Feeding Body & Mind donation box is full, the Wish You Well Foundation® ships it directly to your local community food bank, ensuring that your generous donation benefits families in your community. Together we can make a difference!

Learn more here.

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