As we continue to battle the impact of COVID-19, I hope that you’re looking after yourselves and your families and taking all the necessary precautions to stay safe. It is precisely during times like these when we most need literature to soothe our souls, lift our spirits, cheer us up, and remind us of our humanity.
As an independent publishing house, we have always felt that we have an important role to play in society and in making the world a better place. Here’s a rundown of just a few of the small contributions we are able to make—with your generous support—to help people in need:
• In 2016, the cookbook Soup for Syria: Recipes that Celebrate Our Shared Humanity by Barbara Abdeni Massaad raised over $520,000.00 for food and medical relief to Syrian refugees.
• In 2017, we donated a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Palestine on a Plate ($13,500.00) to help restore a children’s center run by the Nablus-based Palestinian House of Friendship. We are still donating from the sales and remain $11,500.00 short of our goal.
• In 2018, to counteract Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric, we published The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes that Make America Great by Leyla Moushabeck and donated $25,295.00 to the ACLU’s Immigrant’s Rights Project. We are continuing to donate from the sales of the book.
• In 2019, we donated 1000 children’s books to Boblioceiba, a Puerto Rican nonprofit educational organization supplying books to schools and libraries destroyed by Hurricane Maria.
• We’ll soon be announcing our 2020 initiatives—watch this space!
Today, your purchases of Interlink books are our lifeline. We are offering free delivery on online orders from www.interlinkbooks.com. You will not only get books faster, but you will be helping a 33-year-old independent publishing house keep doing important work without having to lay off its dedicated staff. Below are my picks for this week.
Thank you for your unwavering support. Please stay healthy and safe.