Donate to Isaac's Bookshelf

Isaac's Bookshelf was created in loving memory of Isaac Emzy Brincken to share the joy of reading with children who are in the hospital. Isaac passed away at five months of age due to complications with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and CHARGE Syndrome. Among all of Isaac's favorite activities, including playing his foot piano, holding hands, nibbling on his fingers, and snuggling, Isaac's absolute favorite pastime was reading. Isaac's two favorite books were Rex Wrecks It and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Isaac's Bookshelf is located in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The bookshelf rolls around the unit visiting patients. It is also serves as an exciting destination for patients who are working on improving their mobility after surgery. Every patient has the opportunity to pick a book from Isaac's Bookshelf to read in the hospital and then take home with them. To learn more about Isaac’s Bookshelf, please visit

Isaac's Bookshelf accepts books for readers ages 0-17. Please consider donating any of your favorite children's titles. Auntie's gift card donations are welcome, too! Be sure to include in your order notes that your purchase is for Isaac's Bookshelf and select "in-store pickup" as your shipping option. Auntie's will coordinate delivery of the books to Isaac's Bookshelf.