Our Philanthropic Mission


Dear Fellow Readers & Book Lovers:

If you’re like me, you just can’t imagine living in a world without reading. Unfortunately, for almost a billion people today, that’s exactly where they find themselves. There are countless villages, towns and vast regions of this planet where the power of reading has yet to shine its light.

Gone Reading International, LLC was founded to counter these problems and spread the magic of reading. We believe that when people have open access to great reading materials, life always changes for the better.  When libraries and reading materials are made available, people and their communities thrive through increased opportunity and self-empowerment.

That’s why Gone Reading International has pledged 100% of our after-tax profits to provide new funding for reading-related charities.  By purchasing GoneReading brand gifts and merchandise, you’re treating yourself and the world at large to a wonderful gift.  All purchases from GoneReading help contribute to our philanthropic work.

We donate to great non-profits such as READ Global and Ethiopia Reads, amazing organizations with proven models, long track records, and dedicated teams on the ground.  Such groups partner with local villages and communities in the most underdeveloped parts of the world to create new libraries that effect real change.  I encourage you to check out these organizations for yourself, and support them in any way you can.

Make A Purchase & Share Our Story

Founded in 2011, our long-term goal is to provide significant financial assistance to our preferred charities, allowing them to achieve greater scale and impact.  We invite you to join us in this work by making a purchase of our gifts for readers.

Equally important, we ask you to share our story with the book lovers and readers in your life.

Happy Reading!

Bradley S. Wirz
Founder & CEO
Gone Reading International, LLC


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