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Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday
Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

ATLANTA -- October is both National Book Month and National Cookie Month, so why not combine the two into a sweet book drive?

The second annual Reading is SWEET! National Book Drive, sponsored by Great American Cookies, runs through Monday, Oct. 31.

Throughout the month, the stores collected new and gently used books to be donated to local charities and public libraries. Everyone who donated a book received a free cookie.

"Last year's Reading is SWEET! program was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of our store owners, customers and community partners," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, which manages Great American Cookies. "We're excited to continue the event for 2011 and can't wait to see how many books we can collect and how many cookies we can give away."

Great American Cookies hopes to top last year's total of more than 7,000 books collected in October.

Metro Atlanta Great American Cookies locations include:

* Arbor Place Mall, Douglasville
* Discover Mills, Lawrenceville
* Gallery at South DeKalb, Decatur
* Gwinnett Place Mall, Duluth
* Lenox Square, Buckhead
* Mall at Stonecrest, Lithonia
* Northlake Mall, Tucker
* Peachtree Center, Downtown
* Perimeter Mall, Dunwoody
* Tanger Outlets, Locust Grove