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First Book

First Book Marketplace

About the First Book Marketplace

First Book believes that education is the best way out of poverty for children in need. First Book aims to remove barriers to quality education for all kids by making everything from brand new books to school supplies, basic needs items, digital learning resources, and more – affordable to its member network of more than 525,000 educators who exclusively serve kids in need. First Book also works with dozens of corporate and nonprofit partners to help subsidize costs even further through special funding opportunities made available exclusively to members.

Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 200 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income communities. First Book currently reaches an average of 5 million children every year and supports more than one in three of the estimated 1.3 million classrooms and programs serving children in need.

With an additional 1,000 educators joining each week, First Book is the largest and fastest-growing network of educators in the United States exclusively serving kids in need. First Book members work in classrooms, after school and summer or early childhood programs, shelters and health clinics, libraries, community programs, military support programs, and other settings serving a majority of children in need

If you are an educator serving kids in need you can sign up for First Book for free – it only takes about 5 mins. Once you create an account, you have 24/7 access to the wide selection of affordable books and resources available throughout the First Book Marketplace. You'll also be added to our email list to receive notifications about additional benefits (including funding opportunities) you'll have access to as a First Book member.

If you are not an educator serving kids in need, you can learn more about First Book's mission and how to support our cause by visiting