Bring a Book, Buy a Book 2020

Bring a Book, Buy a Book Launch 2009

St. Michael's House Bring a Book, Buy a Book 2020

 The Campaign- 1st - 8th March 2020

Bring a Book, Buy a Book is St. Michael's House annual national fundraising campaign. 

Thank you to everyone who supported our Bring a Book, Buy a Book campaign in 2020.  Due to the current Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis the St. Michael's House Fundraising Office is working with reduced access to our systems.  If you have funds to lodge from your event, we ask that you transfer monies using one of the following options.  We will issue a receipt and Thank You Certificate as soon as possible.  We are very grateful for your support at this time and hope you enjoyed the event.

Direct Bank Transfer (preferable):  IBAN:  IE70AIBK93118710190354

Online Donation:  Click here to donate online.

Cheque:  Please make cheques payable to St. Michael's House.  Send cheques to Fundraising Office, St. Michael's House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Dublin 9 clearly referencing your company name and Bring a Book, Buy a Book 2020.

Please confirm payment or transaction by emailing 


 We are asking people of participating companies, schools & clubs to bring second-hand books from their homes and buy donated books from their colleagues at a cost of just €2.

Links to what you will find on this page

Setting up a Bring a book, Buy a book in your organisation

Sign up - Bring a book , Buy a book participation form 2020

Bring a book , Buy a book Poster 2020

Irish Rail Pop Up Shops

Book Funds 2020

Balance the Books 2020 with ServiSource

Book Testimonials - Video

Reading Set up

The campaign has since enjoyed success with over 200 locations taking part each year. Event hosts have reported their event as boosting staff morale and team building.

 Complete a participation form today and email to or click here to input your details online.

The event can work;

  • A Corporate CSR project- boosting staff morale
  • School Literacy Strategy Activity- Go Techno!
  • Community club coffee morning and book swap
  • This can be set up in a staff common area over a morning/day/evening and work on a trust basis or be manned by a staff member.
  • Each location receives a starter pack consisting of: Promotional Posters, Bookmarks, Stickers & Donation Boxes.

 90,000 books were exchanged in 2019 raising over €30,000 for services for intellectual disability.

Download our Bring a book, Buy a book poster 2020

Thank you to our  reading advocate supporters;  

NALA- National Adult Literacy Agency



CBI- Children's Books Ireland

CBI Logo 2020

WBD- World Book Day Ireland




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Irish Rail Pop up, Pop-In March Book Shops 2020

Thank you  Irish Rail for long term support of the Connolly Station Dublin and Heuston Station Dublin pop up book shops.

The Pop- up Shops will be open each day 11.30am - 6.30pm from 2nd - 6th March 2020

 Donate €4, Text  SMH to 50300

SMH recieve a minimum of €3.60.

Service provider LIKECHARITY 0766805278

Book Funds 2020

Funds raised through the Bring a Book, Buy a Book campaign aim to provide Summer Supports for children with disabilities ro similar projects for Children services. Summer supports support summer service hours during the school holidays.

 #Balancethebooks 2020


Servi_ Sub Brand Logos_ CMYK-05Balance the books logo 2020

Every video/  image = €4.00 donation to our services

 St. Michael's House - Bring a book , Buy a book

National campaign is asking you to

Balance the Books  to support our online campaign.

( The offline Bring a book, Buy a book campaign continues ! )

 For every person who balances 4 books on their head  and uploads the image or video on social media - our sponsor Servisource Healthcare - will donate €4 to our services !

 So ;

1) Grab some books and some work colleagues

2) Balance 4 books on your head

3) Take your own image

4) Upload to social media platforms - facebook/ instagram/ twitter  ( one image , one sponsorship ! ) - Tag StMichaelsHouse and use #BalancetheBooks  #SMH

5) Nominate 4 more people to complete the task

6) Consider matching ServiSource Funds-

Donate €4, Text  SMH to 50300

SMH receive a minimum of €3.60. Service provider LIKECHARITY 0766805278


Our Corporate and School Book Campaign Testimonials video