Project Cicero depends on the generous support of book publishers as well as corporations to make our book drive and teacher event a success.

Project Cicero is busy re-imagining Project Cicero 2021. As Governor Cuomo would say, we will have to take a “pause” from our traditional and bustling distribution at the Hotel Pennsylvania. That said, in accordance with social distancing guidelines and our mission, we are exploring other distribution options, including working with local organizations, seeking a safe way to get books into the hands of NYC public school students. We will keep you apprised as we adjust Project Cicero 2021.

So looking forward to our Project Cicero 2022 distribution, more wonderful than ever!

For Publishers

Book donations are the life blood of Project Cicero. We seek (and are extremely grateful for) children’s and teen titles—current, backlist and review copies—and particularly need picture books, graphic novels, early readers, science, math, as well as multicultural or Spanish language.

Project Cicero accepts publisher donations year-round. For queries, donations or shipping details, please email

Project Cicero gratefully acknowledges recent donations from:

  • Bearport Publishing
  • Candlewick Press
  • Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • First Book National Book Bank
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Kids Can Press
  • Lee & Low Books
  • Little, Brown Books for Young
  • Readers
  • Nickelodeon
  • Penguin Random House
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • Simon & Schuster

For Corporations

Project Cicero depends on corporations for critical contributions, which help us operate Project Cicero. Such support includes Vornado Realty Trust (hotel ballroom and boxes), Newscorp/New York Post (grants for transportation), and Morgan Stanley (office book drive, monetary donations, wish list book purchase and volunteer team).

There are many ways for companies to help, from funding much-needed book purchases and providing volunteers vital to the annual teacher event. To explore becoming a corporate partner, please email