A Good Book Drive: Chris Whittaker


A Good Book Drive is an annual book drive to bring stories to a new generation of readers, and support kids in need of new books. Running through the month of November, A Good Book Drive will be inspiring Vancouverites to purchase a new copy of their favorite kids’ book and deliver it to set locations throughout the city to be donated to this year’s book drive recipient, Vancouver literacy program The Writers Exchange.

If you’re in the West End you can drop off your book donation just inside the lobby of The Listel Hotel. Here you can personalize your donation with a special bookplate, sharing the story of why that book is special to you.

Chris Whittaker, Executive Chef of forage, donated a book that had a profound influence on his life. Initially we thought Chris liked A Fish Out of Water because goldfish always look hungry but it turns out it was the structure, organization and responsibility he found appealing in this book.

Chris tells us about how he connected to a childhood book about a little goldfish named Otto …

Learn more about the project and where to donate by visiting agoodbookdrive.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.