Eat Local / Act Global — 1000 Books of Hope Celebration and Concert

Building Hope

The Nobelity Project and CTC International celebrate their Kenyan library book drive with Eat Local / Act Global - a local food and drink celebration with music by Ruby Jane, Sara Hickman and Austin's favorite African music band, Zoumountchi!

And it's a great deal! $25 Tickets include all drinks and food (with a whole roasted pig from Cazamance) and a fantastic concert of Austin and African music. You can get $5 off by bringing a book for the Kenyan libraries.

They ask you to donate not just any book, but your favorite book and write your name and hometown inside the cover as well as a short note about why you love the book, or what it has meant to you. The names, cities and notes will be the introduction to a world of learning and endless possibilities. 

If you can't make the event, there are drop-off locations around town:

CTC Garden – 1102 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Cenote – 1010 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Fiat of Austin – 11011 Domain Drive
Hyde Park Bar & Grill – 4206 Duval or 4521 West Gate Blvd.
Irie Bean Coffee – 2310 S. Lamar
Lola Savannah’s Coffee Lounge – 6317 Bee Caves Rd
Monkey Nest Coffee – 5353 Burnet Rd.

The 263 Restaurant – 1705 N. Cuernavaca Drive

Progress Coffee – 500 San Marcos St

Precision Camera – 3810 N. Lamar Austin
University of Texas - Liberal Arts Advising Office (Gebauer 2.306)



1102 East Gardens
1102 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702


$25 General public, $10 students — save $5 by donating a book
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