Indy Reads

Indy Reads Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential.

More information at www.indyreads.org. We are a nonprofit new and used bookstore located in the historic Mass. Ave neighborhood of Indianapolis.

More information at www.indyreads.org. We are a nonprofit new and used bookstore located in the historic Mass. Ave neighborhood of Indianapolis.

Holiday shopping, already?! Come on in to #IndyReads and check out our "Surprise Books" for #SmallBusinessSaturday. We'r...
11/27/2021

Holiday shopping, already?! Come on in to #IndyReads and check out our "Surprise Books" for #SmallBusinessSaturday. We're open 10am-6pm today and 12pm-4pm Sunday. All "Surprise Books" are great condition used books and come carefully wrapped with a short description. The perfect present for your favorite reader! #DoGoodReadMore #ShopSmall

Holiday shopping, already?! Come on in to #IndyReads and check out our "Surprise Books" for #SmallBusinessSaturday. We're open 10am-6pm today and 12pm-4pm Sunday. All "Surprise Books" are great condition used books and come carefully wrapped with a short description. The perfect present for your favorite reader! #DoGoodReadMore #ShopSmall

Are you coming to the Read-A-Thon?! This weekend is your last chance to purchase tickets for Indy Reads' reading of A Ch...
11/26/2021

Are you coming to the Read-A-Thon?! This weekend is your last chance to purchase tickets for Indy Reads' reading of A Christmas Carol featuring students, teachers, community members, and Rob Johansen, this year's Scrooge with @irtlive. Tickets here: giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon. See you in the Zoom Room! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Are you coming to the Read-A-Thon?! This weekend is your last chance to purchase tickets for Indy Reads' reading of A Christmas Carol featuring students, teachers, community members, and Rob Johansen, this year's Scrooge with @irtlive. Tickets here: giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon. See you in the Zoom Room! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Happy Thanksgiving from #IndyReads! We wish you and your family the absolute best on this day of gratitude and reflectio...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving from #IndyReads! We wish you and your family the absolute best on this day of gratitude and reflection. Indy Reads will be closed today and tomorrow, but we'll see you for Small Business Saturday on 11/27! We could not serve the community we do without you. Thank you. #DoGoodReadMore

Happy Thanksgiving from #IndyReads! We wish you and your family the absolute best on this day of gratitude and reflection. Indy Reads will be closed today and tomorrow, but we'll see you for Small Business Saturday on 11/27! We could not serve the community we do without you. Thank you. #DoGoodReadMore

Rebecca joined #IndyReads in July 2020 to work on getting her High School Equivalency diploma. A dedicated student, reco...
11/24/2021

Rebecca joined #IndyReads in July 2020 to work on getting her High School Equivalency diploma. A dedicated student, recovery volunteer, and mother of two teenage children, she has advanced 2 grade levels in Reading and 3 grade levels in Math and is practicing for her HSE exam! We are so proud of the strides she has made! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Rebecca joined #IndyReads in July 2020 to work on getting her High School Equivalency diploma. A dedicated student, recovery volunteer, and mother of two teenage children, she has advanced 2 grade levels in Reading and 3 grade levels in Math and is practicing for her HSE exam! We are so proud of the strides she has made! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

"For me, supporting Indy Reads is not just about what is learned in its Community Classrooms program; it is also about t...
11/23/2021

"For me, supporting Indy Reads is not just about what is learned in its Community Classrooms program; it is also about the doors it unlocks to future well-being. This is why I’m a passionate Indy Reads donor. It’s another way I get to help people get better." - Lori Hall, Indy Reads' Board Chair. Join us in helping Hoosiers unlock a brighter future here: indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

"For me, supporting Indy Reads is not just about what is learned in its Community Classrooms program; it is also about the doors it unlocks to future well-being. This is why I’m a passionate Indy Reads donor. It’s another way I get to help people get better." - Lori Hall, Indy Reads' Board Chair. Join us in helping Hoosiers unlock a brighter future here: indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

Join us for #SmallBusinessSaturday on 11/27!
11/23/2021

Join us for #SmallBusinessSaturday on 11/27!

"In her freshman novel, Giddings explores the very real, dark history between the medical community and African-American...
11/22/2021

"In her freshman novel, Giddings explores the very real, dark history between the medical community and African-Americans in a psychological thriller that will leave you with more questions than answers." Check out Annalia's full bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/tlwR50GJnCR #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll #IndyReads

"In her freshman novel, Giddings explores the very real, dark history between the medical community and African-Americans in a psychological thriller that will leave you with more questions than answers." Check out Annalia's full bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/tlwR50GJnCR #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll #IndyReads

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner (11/30)! Started in 2012 as a "movement that unleashes the power of radical gen...
11/19/2021

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner (11/30)! Started in 2012 as a "movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity," Giving Tuesday is a chance for your gift to help us help Hoosiers this holiday season. Every dollar raised this Giving Tuesday goes to empower students like Michelle and Glory, and their families. Learn how you can make an impact here: indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

#GivingTuesday is just around the corner (11/30)! Started in 2012 as a "movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity," Giving Tuesday is a chance for your gift to help us help Hoosiers this holiday season. Every dollar raised this Giving Tuesday goes to empower students like Michelle and Glory, and their families. Learn how you can make an impact here: indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

Meet some of our #IndyReads Read-A-Thon participants! From the upper left: Elif is a student in our #ELL class; Cindy is...
11/18/2021

Meet some of our #IndyReads Read-A-Thon participants! From the upper left: Elif is a student in our #ELL class; Cindy is one of our ELL Instructors; Kelsey is an AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coach; and Rob Johansen is playing Scrooge in this year's A Christmas Carol by Indiana Repertory Theatre Join us on November 28th at 6pm for our reading of A Christmas Carol! Tix here: https://giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon

Meet some of our #IndyReads Read-A-Thon participants! From the upper left: Elif is a student in our #ELL class; Cindy is one of our ELL Instructors; Kelsey is an AmeriCorps WorkLiteracy Coach; and Rob Johansen is playing Scrooge in this year's A Christmas Carol by Indiana Repertory Theatre Join us on November 28th at 6pm for our reading of A Christmas Carol! Tix here: https://giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon

Indy Reads has appointed a new CEO, Ruba Marshood, who will begin her transition into the role in early December. Read t...
11/17/2021

Indy Reads has appointed a new CEO, Ruba Marshood, who will begin her transition into the role in early December. Read the full press release here: http://ow.ly/WnSz50GP0NU #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll #IndyReads

Indy Reads has appointed a new CEO, Ruba Marshood, who will begin her transition into the role in early December. Read the full press release here: http://ow.ly/WnSz50GP0NU #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll #IndyReads

"Hatchet was my favorite book as a child and continues to be one of my favorites as an adult. It's full of adventure, a ...
11/16/2021

"Hatchet was my favorite book as a child and continues to be one of my favorites as an adult. It's full of adventure, a little heartache, and plenty of life lessons that I still carry with me ever since the first time I read it." Check out Bryant's full bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/bRs250GOZuo #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

"Hatchet was my favorite book as a child and continues to be one of my favorites as an adult. It's full of adventure, a little heartache, and plenty of life lessons that I still carry with me ever since the first time I read it." Check out Bryant's full bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/bRs250GOZuo #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

Giving Tuesday is just a few weeks away! #IndyReads students need your help to get the resources they need to attain the...
11/15/2021

Giving Tuesday is just a few weeks away! #IndyReads students need your help to get the resources they need to attain their #HSEs, improve their English, and increase their literacy skills. Will you join us? https://giving.indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

Giving Tuesday is just a few weeks away! #IndyReads students need your help to get the resources they need to attain their #HSEs, improve their English, and increase their literacy skills. Will you join us? https://giving.indyreads.org/GivingTuesday21

Looking for something to do this weekend? #IndyReads has you covered with new mystery titles to keep you company as the ...
11/12/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? #IndyReads has you covered with new mystery titles to keep you company as the nights grow longer. Come see us at 1066 Virginia Ave! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Looking for something to do this weekend? #IndyReads has you covered with new mystery titles to keep you company as the nights grow longer. Come see us at 1066 Virginia Ave! #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual round-robin reading of A Christmas Carol (The Junior Novel)...
11/11/2021

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual round-robin reading of A Christmas Carol (The Junior Novel) by Charles Dickens. Come hear this classic read by Indy Reads students, volunteers, staff, and community members like you! ASL interpreter provided. Tix here: http://ow.ly/L1X150GKssY #DoGoodReadMore

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual round-robin reading of A Christmas Carol (The Junior Novel) by Charles Dickens. Come hear this classic read by Indy Reads students, volunteers, staff, and community members like you! ASL interpreter provided. Tix here: http://ow.ly/L1X150GKssY #DoGoodReadMore

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Andrew Martin was the lucky winner of our #IndyReads Merch giveaway! Like so many of you, ...
11/10/2021

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Andrew Martin was the lucky winner of our #IndyReads Merch giveaway! Like so many of you, he also dropped by Indy Reads on Opening Weekend. We were blown away by the support we received in our first weekend open: over 30 boxes of donated books! Thank you all for your continued support. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

Giveaway Winner Announcement: Andrew Martin was the lucky winner of our #IndyReads Merch giveaway! Like so many of you, he also dropped by Indy Reads on Opening Weekend. We were blown away by the support we received in our first weekend open: over 30 boxes of donated books! Thank you all for your continued support. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

"Set in a winter wonderland, Spinning Silver is so uniquely magical. The story follows three strong women who captivated...
11/09/2021

"Set in a winter wonderland, Spinning Silver is so uniquely magical. The story follows three strong women who captivated me with their wit alone." Check out Brittany's complete bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/uVKG50GwkJM. #DoGoodReadMore #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll

"Set in a winter wonderland, Spinning Silver is so uniquely magical. The story follows three strong women who captivated me with their wit alone." Check out Brittany's complete bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/uVKG50GwkJM. #DoGoodReadMore #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll

Happy NaNoWriMo! Looking for a place to start? Check out Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird for some writing inspiration: http:/...
11/08/2021

Happy NaNoWriMo! Looking for a place to start? Check out Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird for some writing inspiration: http://ow.ly/YlCy50GFoGI. #DoGoodReadMore #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll

Happy NaNoWriMo! Looking for a place to start? Check out Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird for some writing inspiration: http://ow.ly/YlCy50GFoGI. #DoGoodReadMore #IndyReads #LiteracyForAll

#IndyReads is open! However, if you can't make it to 1066 Virginia Avenue this weekend, you can still catch these new re...
11/05/2021

#IndyReads is open! However, if you can't make it to 1066 Virginia Avenue this weekend, you can still catch these new releases delivered right to your door: http://ow.ly/qbey50GEpHX. #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

#IndyReads is open! However, if you can't make it to 1066 Virginia Avenue this weekend, you can still catch these new releases delivered right to your door: http://ow.ly/qbey50GEpHX. #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Good morning, Fountain Square! We'll be here 'til 6pm. Can't wait to see you.
11/05/2021

Good morning, Fountain Square! We'll be here 'til 6pm. Can't wait to see you.

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on Sunday, 11...
11/04/2021

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on Sunday, 11/28/21 at 6pm. Our students, staff, volunteers, and people like you will be reading this seasonal classic and celebrating literacy in Indianapolis! Grab a ticket here and we'll see you in the Zoom Room: https://giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

Do you have your ticket yet? #IndyReads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on Sunday, 11/28/21 at 6pm. Our students, staff, volunteers, and people like you will be reading this seasonal classic and celebrating literacy in Indianapolis! Grab a ticket here and we'll see you in the Zoom Room: https://giving.indyreads.org/ReadAThon. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

2 more days! #IndyReads is relaunching its bookstore on THIS FRIDAY & we are so excited to see you! We're giving away a ...
11/03/2021

2 more days! #IndyReads is relaunching its bookstore on THIS FRIDAY & we are so excited to see you! We're giving away a $30 voucher for Indy Reads merch. To enter, like this post and subscribe to our newsletter: indyreads.org/newsletter. Winner picked at random on 11/5/21!

2 more days! #IndyReads is relaunching its bookstore on THIS FRIDAY & we are so excited to see you! We're giving away a $30 voucher for Indy Reads merch. To enter, like this post and subscribe to our newsletter: indyreads.org/newsletter. Winner picked at random on 11/5/21!

"Turandot is a spectacle of a story. Who doesn't love an ice princess?!" Check out Addison's bookshelf here: http://ow.l...
11/02/2021

"Turandot is a spectacle of a story. Who doesn't love an ice princess?!" Check out Addison's bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/S1c850Gtc3y. (Especially if you're an Opera lover!) #IndyReads #DoGoodReadMore LiteracyForAll

"Turandot is a spectacle of a story. Who doesn't love an ice princess?!" Check out Addison's bookshelf here: http://ow.ly/S1c850Gtc3y. (Especially if you're an Opera lover!) #IndyReads #DoGoodReadMore LiteracyForAll

1 in 5 Hoosiers struggle with literacy. That means that 1 in 5 Hoosiers don't have easy access to the refuge of written ...
11/01/2021

1 in 5 Hoosiers struggle with literacy. That means that 1 in 5 Hoosiers don't have easy access to the refuge of written story. The #IndyReads mission is to empower adults and families to find that refuge. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

1 in 5 Hoosiers struggle with literacy. That means that 1 in 5 Hoosiers don't have easy access to the refuge of written story. The #IndyReads mission is to empower adults and families to find that refuge. #LiteracyForAll #DoGoodReadMore

One week more! The #IndyReadsBookstore is opening on November 5th & we can't wait to see you! To celebrate, we're giving...
10/29/2021

One week more! The #IndyReadsBookstore is opening on November 5th & we can't wait to see you! To celebrate, we're giving away a $30 voucher for #IndyReads merch. To enter, like this post and subscribe to our newsletter: indyreads.org/newsletter. Winner picked at random on 11/5/21!

One week more! The #IndyReadsBookstore is opening on November 5th & we can't wait to see you! To celebrate, we're giving away a $30 voucher for #IndyReads merch. To enter, like this post and subscribe to our newsletter: indyreads.org/newsletter. Winner picked at random on 11/5/21!

#IndyReads is pleased to offer an #AmeriCorps service opportunity in our bookstore working with the Bookstore Program Di...
10/28/2021

#IndyReads is pleased to offer an #AmeriCorps service opportunity in our bookstore working with the Bookstore Program Director to develop new programs and events focused on 2Gen programming to increase advocacy and awareness of Indy Reads’ mission. AmeriCorps members receive a biweekly stipend and are eligible for an education award at the end of their service. Find out if you're a fit here: http://ow.ly/Oz0I50GyEkQ

#IndyReads is pleased to offer an #AmeriCorps service opportunity in our bookstore working with the Bookstore Program Director to develop new programs and events focused on 2Gen programming to increase advocacy and awareness of Indy Reads’ mission. AmeriCorps members receive a biweekly stipend and are eligible for an education award at the end of their service. Find out if you're a fit here: http://ow.ly/Oz0I50GyEkQ

The #IndyReads bookstore has always been a family space. 72% of children with parents who struggle with literacy are lik...
10/27/2021

The #IndyReads bookstore has always been a family space. 72% of children with parents who struggle with literacy are likely to struggle themselves. When parents have the time and ability to read with their kids, their kids become readers. More here: indyreads.org/newsletter.

The #IndyReads bookstore has always been a family space. 72% of children with parents who struggle with literacy are likely to struggle themselves. When parents have the time and ability to read with their kids, their kids become readers. More here: indyreads.org/newsletter.

"Olivia Gatwood’s Life of the Party is an incredible collection of poetry focused on violence against women as experienc...
10/26/2021

"Olivia Gatwood’s Life of the Party is an incredible collection of poetry focused on violence against women as experience and entertainment (via true crime)." Check out Kate's complete bookshelf here to find your next read! http://ow.ly/NGVA50Gm7Rt #IndyReads #DoGoodReadMore

"Olivia Gatwood’s Life of the Party is an incredible collection of poetry focused on violence against women as experience and entertainment (via true crime)." Check out Kate's complete bookshelf here to find your next read! http://ow.ly/NGVA50Gm7Rt #IndyReads #DoGoodReadMore

Many of our #IndyReads students come to class discouraged and lacking confidence. Part of our mission is to empower each...
10/25/2021

Many of our #IndyReads students come to class discouraged and lacking confidence. Part of our mission is to empower each of them, to build their confidence. Find out more about our students here: indyreads.org/newsletter. #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Many of our #IndyReads students come to class discouraged and lacking confidence. Part of our mission is to empower each of them, to build their confidence. Find out more about our students here: indyreads.org/newsletter. #DoGoodReadMore #LiteracyForAll

Want a sneak peek of our new inventory in the bookstore? Excited to grab that new title and just can't wait until Novemb...
10/22/2021

Want a sneak peek of our new inventory in the bookstore? Excited to grab that new title and just can't wait until November 5th? Never fear! Our digital bookshop delivers right to your door and is updated weekly with what's in our bookstore: http://ow.ly/lsEP50Gwjmu #IndyReads

Want a sneak peek of our new inventory in the bookstore? Excited to grab that new title and just can't wait until November 5th? Never fear! Our digital bookshop delivers right to your door and is updated weekly with what's in our bookstore: http://ow.ly/lsEP50Gwjmu #IndyReads

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1066 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN
46203

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Our mission is to build the literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential. And our vision is simple: 100% literacy for all. We're working to make this dream a reality by providing free literacy, English language, and workforce readiness programs to adults through our innovative Community Classrooms at sites around Marion County.

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(317) 384-1496

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Congratulations, Ruba Marshood Afzal, on her new position as CEO of Indy Reads! Read the press release by Indy Reads to learn more! https://indyreads.org/indy-reads-appoints-new-ceo-ruba-marshood-of-the-literacy-council-of-northern-virginia/
Less than two weeks until Indy Reads Read-A-Thon of “A Christmas Carol”! Indy Reads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' holiday classic on Sunday, November 28th @ 6-9pm. Tickets on sale now: https://giving.indyreads.org/.../indy-reads-read.../e368910
Mark your calendar: Indy Reads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday, November 28th @ 6-9pm. #IndyReads students, staff, volunteers and people interested in participating with be reading this seasonal classic while celebrating literacy in Indianapolis! Tickets on sale now: https://giving.indyreads.org/.../indy-reads-read.../e368910
Hellllllo First Friday! Make sure to check out the grand openings of @howlandhide @wildsbarbershop and Indy Reads as well as other events at @themurphyartcenter and @thehifiindy ! Post pics of your Friday, whether you're out and about or just enjoying fall at home, here!
Mark your calendar: Indy Reads is hosting a virtual reading of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday, November 28th @ 6-9pm. #IndyReads students, staff, volunteers and people interested in participating with be reading the seasonal classic while celebrating literacy in Indianapolis! Tickets on sale now: https://giving.indyreads.org/event/indy-reads-read-a-thon-a-christmas-carol/e368910
Thanks to Indy Reads and the Indianapolis Public Library, we have a long list of books to read with the little ones in your life! https://earlylearningin.org/readingbuddies/
Thanks to Indy Reads and the Indianapolis Public Library, we have a long list of books to read with the little ones in your life! https://earlylearningin.org/readingbuddies/
Books & Brews is known for its trivia nights, board games and shelves of gently used books that they sell to benefit Indy Reads.
Thanks to Indy Reads and the Indianapolis Public Library, we have a long list of books to read with the little ones in your life! https://earlylearningin.org/readingbuddies/
Hello, my new book is LEAVE THE LAMP ON (ISBN: 978-1649130501) which is the tale of my own grandparents. Dear old Grandpa abandoned the family to join the Army during World War I. It is set in Texas and Europe and tells the story of how cowardice can evolve into courage and how actions impact families for generations. Yet, it is not a beat down but rather a tale of humor and perseverance. I would appreciate your consideration. *** It can be ordered from Rosedog Books to insure your industry discount and is fully refundable. www.facebook.com/Leave-the-lamp-on-by-Sue-Jones-McCullough-103121161865805
Thanks to Indy Reads and the Indianapolis Public Library, we have a long list of books to read with the little ones in your life! https://earlylearningin.org/readingbuddies/
When y'all opening back up? I've got some books I want to donate...