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BOOK BANK HQ70 Mitchell Boulevard, #106
San Rafael, CA 94903

55 years and counting!

New structure + New Programs = New Image

Structured aid to assist where we can

We will continue with our book donations for underprivileged communities, and we added two more aid programs to contribute in caring for our environment and children at risk.

Our published bilingual picture books

Our publishing arm keeps growing! Click here to purchase any or all of our bilingual picture books in American English and Latin American Spanish.

A family’s commitment to Tikkun Olam

Sidney and Mildred Kluger Gerber were a caring, loving couple that founded Book Bank USA in 1966 to donate books to schools and libraries, and they did so much more. We can only hope to honor their legacy and make them proud by continuing their work.


Sidney and Mildred Kluger Gerber were a caring, loving American couple that met, lived and raised a family in Mexico City. They returned to San Francisco and founded Book Bank USA in 1966 to donate books to schools and libraries. We continue their work to honor their legacy.

About Us

Sidney Kluger founded our nonprofit and publisher organization in 1966 in San Francisco, CA., after he observed the desperate need of public and school libraries for educational materials, especially English literature. With that simple, selfless act, BookBank USA was born. Additionally, we also publish, sell and donate bilingual picture books for children.

Our Mission

TIKKUN OLAM (Hebrew for world repair) has been the center of our mission for over 50 years. Founded initially as a way to establish and resupply public and school libraries, Book Bank USA has also helped victims of natural disasters in the USA and Mexico, vulnerable populations, and supported cultural events and educational materials that bring balance to the human soul.

Worldwide Support

We’ve donated tools, books, and toys to help children affected by Tsunami Relief, by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, to more recent efforts in Haiti after their devastating earthquake in 2010 and the recent deadly Mexico City earthquakes in September 2017. We’re also an important support for The Mexican Museum’s current and new facilities operating in SFO.

Current Programs


The roots of our non-profit are in books. We create and print bilingual books to provide educational tools for children and we sell those bilingual books to fund projects that care for the environment and children in Mexico and the US. We also donate books to underprivileged children in both countries.


We believe that each living being has a role to play in the preservation of life in balance with nature, and so we are committed to doing our part and combining efforts to be the backstage support of projects and people that are working hands-on in conservation projects. We support a sea turtle conservation camp in Jalisco, Mexico and a reforestation project in Patagonia, Chile.


There are more unprotected, underprivileged, abused, abandoned, caged and harmed children that we could ever count. We use our resources, the earnings from the booksales and your kind donations to provide help, supplies and tools to children in foster care in Mexico City and migrant children detained in camps.


“Book Bank USA understands the importance of art, culture and identity. In this sense, the Mexican and Latino Communities in the Bay Area have found in Book Bank USA a non-profit organization engaged with the creation of more spaces, events and initiatives that present the richness and cultural contributions of our communities in the United States.”

Gemi Jose Gonzalez

Consul General of Mexico

“Hawaii is indebted to Book Bank USA. Their vision and diligence have afforded our keiki and kupuna unique educational opportunities through access to a multitude of books.”

Glenn Wakai

Hawai'i State Senator

“The cultural diversity of Mexico is endless, as well as the possibilities and formats for it to be displayed and presented in the Bay Area. As Consul for Cultural Affairs, having an organization such as Book Bank USA as a partner has been essential for the production, promotion and development of activities that showcase Mexico’s cultural creativity.”

Paula Linares

Consul for Cultural Affairs of Mexico

“Thanks to the sponsorship of Bookbank USA, we have been able to produce bilingual books for English-Spanish speaking children to enrich their education, as well as sponsor many life-improving programs for the vulnerable populations in Mexico City.”

C.V. Monterrubio