To promote Buffalo’s love of reading through large public action.

I first met Geoff Schutte a few years ago when he was diligently shepherding students from Tapestry Charter School into Canisius College to take college-level courses while still in high school. It was a great program that increased college readiness for his students and made it more likely they’d attend college after graduating.

That passion of his for education is evident in all things he does from leading Get Out The Vote campaigns for Buffalo School Board Elections, to starting an organization that advocates for teachers’ voice in education policy, to founding the Buffalo Reading Invasion, the next installment of which will be on Tuesday June 7 from 7PM to 8PM on Bidwell and Elmwood.

“The Invasion is a celebration of our city’s love of reading, our beautiful public spaces, and our spirit of community and gathering.

The idea is simple: People bring something to read and “invade” a large public space. This isn’t a book club; just a time to come together, to enjoy the act of reading, and to remind our fellow Buffalonians that reading is an essential element of the many of our lives.”


“So bring a book and bring a friend, and join us for an hour of reading, relaxing, and gathering in our most beautiful public spaces.”

Our friends at Yeah Buffalo have done a full-length write-up on Geoff and the Reading Invasion and we encourage you to check it out!

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