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Sat, Dec 16


MacArthur Center

📷 The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up 📷

📷 The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up 📷

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📷 The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up 📷
📷 The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up 📷

Time & Location

Dec 16, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Ave, Norfolk, VA 23510, USA

About the event

The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up

Location: MacArthur Mall 300 Monticello Ave. Norfolk, VA 23510 (1st level, the old Yankee Candle Space)

Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023 Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm


Join us for an unparalleled literary event! In an exciting collaboration between REACH and United Way of South Hampton Roads– championing literacy for all – and MacArthur Mall, where we're partnering to provide The Big Free Bookstore Holiday Pop-up!

Why Attend?

Diverse Selection: Dive into an expansive range of books curated for children and adults. Whether you're a budding reader or a seasoned bibliophile, there's something for everyone. Family-Friendly Atmosphere: With storytelling sessions, and arts and crafts zone, your little ones will discover the magic of stories. Absolutely FREE! Yes, you read that right! Every book on display is yours to take home and cherish at no charge. Support the Cause: While our books are free, we encourage you to consider donating. Your generosity will help REACH continue its mission of promoting literacy across communities, ensuring everyone, especially our youngest citizens, have access to the world of books. Whether you're a family seeking an enriching experience or a potential donor with a heart for the cause, every bit makes a difference.

Special Attractions:

live read aloud sessions arts and crafts Photo opportunities to capture memories

Johnny Rockets will give away coupons for Free Fries with a purchase.

Help Us Spread the Word! Engage with us on social media using #MacArthurCenterEvents #BigFreeBookstorePopUp #LiteracyisfREADom. Share your experiences, tag your friends, and let's make this a literary event to remember! REACH will also be seeking volunteers to help make the event successful! Learn more by clicking here 

To learn more about REACH, our mission, and how you can support, visit

Remember, every page turned is a step towards a brighter future. See you there!

For press and partnership inquiries, please contact Dr. Jennifer Goff, Executive Director of REACH, Inc. (Reading Enriches All Children) at 757-627-4722 ( and Kami Grayson, Marketing Manager and Specialty Leasing at MacArthur Mall Center at 757-314-4413

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