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San Mateo's Independent Bookstore. Everything at Reach and Teach is focused on Gender Equality, Sustainable Living, and Peacemaking. We offer books, toys, teacher resources, and fair trade gifts for all ages.

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Reach and Teach
144 W 25th Avenue, San Mateo, CA
650-759-3784

2014 Sustainability Awards
Reach and Teach is a proud recipient of the 2014 Sustainability Award. View video >>

Honoring covenants with our staff, vendors, customers and community

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Reach And Teach is a worker-owned social enterprise. Each member of our team brings his or her own personal beliefs, hopes, dreams, and faith to our work. We are dedicated to building a company where our staff and vendors are treated with respect as treasured partners. We believe that each person should be compensated fairly and each of us is committed to maintaining a lifestyle that cherishes our world's abundance, honestly evaluates our true needs for sustenance, recognizes the difference between enough and too much, and shares our first fruits with our community and world.

We want our customers to know that their money is being spent on products and services that are developed in ways that are good for our people and planet. Whenever possible, we promise to employ like-minded worker-owned cooperatives and union labor, utilize recycled and earth-friendly products, and encourage fair trade practices by our partners. We will appropriately label our products with details about how they are made and by whom.

Green America ApprovedWe are a certified Green Business, honored to be part of GreenAmerica.org (formerly Co-Op America). We also belong to the Better Business Bureau.

Each year, after each of our team is fairly compensated and a portion of our revenues are reinvested into new products and services, we will donate the rest of our profits to local, national and international non-profit organizations working for peace and social justice. We will report our contributions prominently so that our customers can see how, beyond the benefits they derive from our products and services, their spending with Reach And Teach is helping to create a more peaceful and just world.

Click here to read about some of the organizations we've supported this year (and in past years).




Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report. Green America approved