It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Out of Print. The bookworm apparel and accessories site legally licenses stunning book cover art, and they fund literacy programs and book donations to underserved communities with each purchase.
And for National Library Week, already a worthy cause, Out of Print is going a step further, donating 10% of all proceeds from their limited-edition Harry Potter house shirts to Words Alive, a literacy non-profit.
Each shirt features the great Harry Potter quote, "When in doubt, go to the library" - attributed here to Hermione, though Ron actually says it about Hermione, but the shirt's still accurate in that it's Hermione's philosophy *pushes 1000 pairs of glasses up 1000 noses* - and the seal of your Hogwarts House of choice. I'd love to be Gryffindor, but like many library lovers, I was sorted into Ravenclaw years ago and there's no point denying it. (Is it possible to be both a Hermione and a Ravenclaw? Because I am.)
Out of Print is only accepting orders on this limited campaign this week, so grab your shirt before Sunday! And support Words Alive, because literacy advocacy is vitally important. I mean, who can argue with this mission statement?
The organization was founded on the belief that if you value reading and understand its fundamental connection to all aspects of your life, then you will be better equipped to thrive as a lifelong learner and productive member of your community.