Thursday, March 02, 2006
Books for New Orleans
Bill Peschel's post about book donations needed to rebuild New Orleans' public library system prompted me to pack up a box of books to send to them today. Authors, readers -- everybody -- please consider doing the same.
Posted by the author at 8:38 AM
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Nice segue from the previous post. You just answered your own question about what to do with unwanted blurb copies...ReplyDelete
Thanks for passing it along. Neil Gaiman (where I found this) has someone saying this is not true, but NO's own web site (at http://nutrias.org/) says this:ReplyDelete
"Many caring people have contacted us to ask how they can help. You can assist by donating funds or books. New books will be used to replace those damaged in our branches; the Friends of NOPL will accept used books for their fund-raising book sales."
Let's hope they're accepting books. I have a stack of new review books to ship to them.
Perfect Timing. I have a box I was going to take tot he used books store. Many of them are brand new, gifts and such that I didn't read. I 'll shipp it down. Thanks for the link.ReplyDelete
I was going to do the same, but then I saw Bill Peschel's update and now I'm not sure what to do.ReplyDelete
I looked deeper and found that New Orleans Public Library prefers monetary donations. Due to storage and staff limitations, NOPL urges donors to follow these suggestions:ReplyDelete
If you are a publisher, please contact us in advance at email@example.com before shipping books.
If you are an individual donating your personal collection, or an organization that has held a book drive on our behalf, please send your book donations to Better World Books (/BWB). This company can process and sell many more books than can NOPL, and will give us a share of the proceeds.
BWB will accept all pre-paid book donations, but we encourage you to follow its guidelines at http://www.betterworldbooks.com/programs/RebuildNOPL.aspx.
Remember to mark your boxes "Rebuild NOPL"!
BETTER WORLD BOOKS
Attn: Rebuild NOPL
55740 Currant Road
Mishawaka IN 46545
If you look at the above mentioned guidelines, you will see that the following types of books are difficult to sell:
Book Club Editions
The Modern Library Series books
Time Life Series Books
Desk Reference books
Reader's Digest Condensed books
Encyclopedia sets (incomplete or complete)
Custom Course Packets
Marquis Who's Who
Damaged books/materials not suitable for sale.