The Phantom Tollbooth Now has 20 New Fans!

Maybe it’s wishful thinking, but the POP Project believes we helped create 20 new fans of “The Phantom Tollbooth” yesterday. Did you know that April 23 is an internationally recognized holiday? Banks don’t close, and buses don’t stop running, but readers across the U.S. and Europe gather together to give gifts to strangers in their…

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Congrats to POP Director, Jim MacKenzie, on his Recent Ignite Win!

The POP Projects sends a hearty “Congratulations!” to our executive director, Jim MacKenzie on his recent win at Ignite Asheville 2013! This year’s Ignite Asheville competition was not to be missed. Though it was not about books, POP’s director, Jim, gave a great speech that covered a seemingly wide-ranging set of topics in a concise,…

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2013 “POPs” with Excitement ~ A Look at the Year Ahead

2012 was a great year for the POP Project, filled with fun events, great volunteers, and some big book donations! In February 2012, POP expanded our prison books program into 5 states with a donation to the men’s state prison in Georgia. Later in the Spring, we held our inaugural “Rethink Ink” book sale and…

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Are You a Literary Crime Solver?

Asheville’s hottest literary mystery has never been solved, but maybe you can help! The Thomas Wolfe House burned down in the early morning hours of July 24, 1998. The Asheville Fire Department swept in and quickly distinguished the fire, but not before irreplaceable antiques were damaged by smoke, fire, and water. Police investigators later determined…

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Read-cycle Your Children’s Books with Hands On!

Did you know that 61% of low-income families have NO books at all in their homes for their children? Help make a difference!  Donate your outgrown children’s books to the Read-cycle! program organized by Hands On Asheville Buncombe. The POP Project will put the books in the hands of children who need them most. POP…

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