Derby Street Shops Partners with the Hingham Pride Project to Encourage Diversity and Inclusion with Its Little Free Library Back-to-School Book Drive

Monday, October 5, 2020 courtesy of Derby Street Shops

WHAT: In a time when diversity and inclusion are more important than ever, and kids ease back into the classroom after months of at-home schooling, Derby Street Shops has partnered with the Hingham Pride Project to spread kindness with its Little Free Library Back to School Book Drive. The Hingham Pride Project, a non-profit organization that works to increase LGBTQ+ visibility in the Hingham community, has generously donated over 80 titles and nearly 160 books for all ages addressing gender, disabilities, sexual orientation, race, acceptance, self-love and more. Through this special initiative, Derby Street and the Hingham Pride Project hope readers will open a book from the library and feel seen by connecting with characters and storylines reflective of their appearance and own personal experiences. All books are complimentary and are available now at the Little Free Library at Derby Street Shops. To help support all members of the community, Derby Street encourages its guests to make book donations when visiting the property. For more information and a list of recommended books to donate, visit

Photo courtesy of Derby Street Shops.

WHEN: Beginning today, October 5, 2020.

WHERE: The Little Free Library is located outside of Crate + Barrel at Derby Street Shops; 98 Derby Street in Hingham, MA 02043.; @derbystshops

About Derby Street Shops

Derby Street Shops is the South Shore's leading al fresco shopping & dining destination with an exceptional collection of over 60 stores, restaurants, boutiques. Located in the seaside town of Hingham, Derby Street is equidistant from Cape Cod and Boston. Leading stores and restaurants include Whole Foods Market, Apple, Capital One Café, Bonobos, Brandy Melville, Nantucket Kids, Gelato & Chill, Rev’d Indoor Cycling, Polkadog Bakery, Madewell, Vineyard Vines, Sephora, J.Crew, lululemon, Barnes & Noble, REI, Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, and Burtons Grill. Enhancing its guest experience, Derby Street’s green space, Derby St. Green, features a robust variety of outdoor programming, including fitness, music, family-friendly events and seasonal activities.

About WS Development

Massachusetts-based WS Development is a mixed-use developer with a singular mission: creating places people want to be. With an approach that values art, science, innovation and, above all else, people, WS strives to engage each community it serves with best-in-class installations and activations. Established in 1990, WS is a vertically-integrated company that conceptualizes, owns, operates and leases more than 100 properties that range from cutting-edge urban spaces to lifestyle and community centers. With over 20 million square feet of existing space and an additional five million square feet under development, it is one of the largest privately-owned development firms in the country. For more information, visit, call 617.232.8900 or follow WS Development on LinkedIn.

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