Bess the Book Bus


Bess the Book Bus is a mobile literacy outreach dedicated to getting books into the homes of underprivileged and underrepresented children and families. We travel to schools, community centers, shelters, and after-school programs conducting read-alouds and giving away new books. Our goal is to build home libraries for our children while generating enthusiasm for the reading experience. A world without books is one with limited opportunity to foster imagination and creativity. To date, we have delivered more than 200,000 books into our communities. This summer, with our partners at, we launched the Summer of Good Reads and Good Deeds, a nationwide outreach that impacted 35 states and delivered 21,500 books into underserved communities. Locally, we serve Head Start children, summer programs, Title 1 schools, Metropolitan Ministries, The Spring Domestic Violence Shelter, and school libraries that do not have enough books to serve their population.


311 Como St. #106
Tampa, FL 33606

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