Is there a better time than the holiday season to promote reading and support the literary community? LitChat has gathered a group of readers, authors and publishing professionals to join in a month-long celebration of giving and receiving, all wrapped around the things that tie us together: Books.

This year LitChat has selected Reader-To-Reader as the beneficiary of all BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS fundraising. Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding literacy and learning opportunities for the nation’s most chronically underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns. Reader to Reader accomplishes this primarily through innovative literacy programs, book and computer donation programs, and the development of partnerships with schools districts that extend the boundaries and capacity of the education system to transform struggling students into joyful and engaged lifelong learners.

Last year the #litchat community raised more than $1300 for literary charity through the inaugural BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS campaign. We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS campaign now. Read about last year’s BAGG campaign here.

This week’s moderated #litchat conversations are open topic conversations of books that you’re giving or hoping to receive as gifts. We invite you to help us promote book sales, reading and literacy charity through LitChat’s BOOKS ARE GREAT GIFTS campaign throughout the month of December. Read more about the Second Annual Books Are Great Gifts (#BAGG) campaign here.