EVENT TODAY AT: Wheaton Mall 11160 Veirs Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Near DICK's Sporting Goods/ Jo-Ann Fabric Entrance

- Event is not at our office in Rockville!




Midas Wheaton Promotes Literacy

Midas Manager, Jerry Germain has shown he is an advocate for literacy.

For more than three years, Midas in Wheaton has hosted a book swap station, so that the community can come and get both kids and adult books for free.

Now, Midas has added a Discover Books, book collection bin.  Residents can place their unwanted books in the bin.  The books are picked up by Discover Books and sorted.  While many of the books are sold, thousands of books are given back to the community.  When you order books by the pallet from Velocity of Books, they are likely to come directly from the Discover Books warehouse.

As a result of community partners such as Midas in Wheaton, Discover Books is able to provide the books to Velocity of Books to distribute at events.  The next event is at Westfield Wheaton on June 17th from noon-3:00pm.   

We never could have provided the community with so many free books if it weren't for the help of organizations like Midas hosting book collection bins.  To find out how you may be able to help, like your local Midas, contact:  Alexandra Popoli [email protected] at Discover Books.

Baseball Heroes

Be one of the first 125 people to donate books at our event at Westfield Wheaton this Saturday from noon-3:00pm and will will provide you with a free baseball ticket. 

We thank both Big Train and Thunderbolts for helping us promote literacy in our community. 


Velocity of Books To Give Away More Than 20,000 Books


Neighborhood Libraries




Free standing libraries are a great way to promote literacy in your community and bring neighbors together.

Some people elect to have the books in their free standing libraries have a particular theme, such as children's books, cook books or mysteries. 

Summer Reading Fun



Velocity of Books is encouraging summer reading.  Summer reading reduces summer slide - Summer Slide is the portion of the educational achievement gained through the school year and lost during the summer. Summer Slide is the number one cause of the reading achievement gap.

summer reading logs



Free Standing Library Contest


Rockville Science Day 2017

We gave away more than 600 science related books.

We met many exhibitors and had some new volunteers.

All of the books were taken before the end of the event.

In the future, we will be providing the books directly to Rockville Science Center and they will distribute the science related books for this event and the many events they distribute science books to throughout the year.  Relationships like this are key.   

Just yesterday, we facilitated the Rockville Science Center obtaining remaining science books from the AAUW book sale at Asbury Methodist Village.  

Our goal is to help community organizations which distribute books network to help themselves.

Book Collection And Distribution Activities

This Saturday, March 3rd we will assess the library at Chase Partnership House , managed by Catholic Charities.   It is our goal to help pull out the stale reading materials and stock the shelves with fresh materials. This will be done at the direction of the Program Director,  Kassaye Moges

On Sunday, we will pick up remainder books from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD. 

When we pick up remainders from a book sale, we typically have a long pick list.
This weekend we will select books for:

Manna Food Bank (kids books, which are made available to food recipients)
Rockville Science Day (science related books)
Catholic Charities (kids books)
Mary's Center (Baby Books)
Chase Partnership House (books on various reading levels and a wide variety of interest).
We are always establishing new pick lists.  Please email: Velocity of Books if you have a special request.

The books not selected for our pick lists are given to Discover Books. . Discover books gives us a nominal amount of money (paid by weight) for the books. We are grateful for the funds, which go to pay for travel expenses and insurance.  Discover Books sells many of the books we donate to them on the Internet.  Discover Books donates all the books we've ever asked them for.   To date, this is more than 60,000 books. 

It's important to note that some of the books provided to Discovery Books end up going to pulp, but we try to eliminate the pulping by getting as many books back out to the community as possible.  You can help by identifying needs for books in your community.

Meeting with Community & Business Development Manager of Bethesda Barnes and Noble

We met with Rebecca Maguire, Community & Business Development Manager at Barnes and Noble  Bethesda, Maryland store.

We discussed community reading events, summer reading initiatives and the importance of print reading logs.

This September Velocity of Books is hosting Gareth Hinds at Barnes and Noble.  In addition to the amazing Gareth Hinds, we will also have music, games, prizes, as well as mystery guests. 

Please check back for dates and times.