Libros Para el Viaje is the brainchild of Denise Chávez owner of Casa Camino Real Bookstore in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Since the summer of 2018, she has been collecting books and distributing them to refugees at the southern U.S. border with the assistance of the Border Service Corps and the American Booksellers Association. The goal of the project is to simply get books into the hands of both child and adult refugees from Central America and Mexico.
Chávez has been collecting books from publishers, booksellers, writers, and the general public. She has also held pop-up book events in Las Cruces to raise money for the project. You can help too by donating new and gently used books in all genres, but especially Spanish-English dictionaries, English grammar, children’s titles, self-help, fiction, and Spanish language books. Books for the Journey can be reach through Facebook.