Help us help local teachers

In 2016 we became aware of the budget cuts our local schools were undergoing. In an effort to help support our teachers we offered Giving Tree "Book Scholarships" to local teachers during the holiday season. Within 4 weeks, we raised over $2300 from our community and were able to grant 17 book wishes. 17 classrooms across Sussex County received classroom sets of brand new books to keep and use in their classrooms. We received numerous loving and heartfelt thank you letters from our sponsored classrooms; it was truly a win-win for everyone.

As the new school year quickly approaches, we have decided to start fundraising even earlier in the hopes of being able to grant more book wishes.

We know that reading and literacy are one of the most (if not, the most) important building blocks for every students' success. By helping our teachers obtain the resources they need to teach (books!), we hope this will allow the children in our area to continue receiving the best education they can, regardless of budgets. We also hope this makes our teachers' jobs just a little bit easier - yay!

This is why we are offering Book Wish Scholarships to local teachers in Sussex County, Delaware once again in 2017. Teachers who are interested in receiving a classroom set of books for their class should read the details below before applying.

We thank everyone who donated to our mission last year and hope to be able to grant even more book wishes this year.

Want to donate? Visit the store (we're open daily!) or use the link on the right to make a donation online. 100% of every donation will go toward purchasing classroom sets of books for local teachers.

Have questions? Email Amanda at


Applications have closed.
recipients will be contacted by 11/10/17

Please read the information & fill out the application below.

Important Information:
This "scholarship" is open to any school teacher in Sussex County, Delaware.
The application closes on October 30, 2017 at 11:00 EST.
Teachers will be notified by November 10, 2017 if their Book Wish has been granted.
The Book Scholarship is for one classroom set (35) of one title in paperback.
Requested books should already be available in paperback or be available in paperback by 11/14/2017.
There are no guarantees by submitting the application below. Bethany Beach Books will do its best to grant as many Book Wishes as possible with the money raised.
Teachers are required to pick up their books at Bethany Beach Books.
Your Book Wish Title must be pre-approved by your school. Bethany Beach Books is not responsible for the title in which teacher's apply for/receive.
Classroom sets cannot be returned or exchanged at any time.




100% of every donation will go toward purchasing classroom sets of books for local teachers.


Or Donate in Person

We also accept donations in person at the store. We are open daily and accept cash and all major credit cards.

99 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930