Reader to Reader

DO YOU HAVE BOOKS YOU’D LIKE TO DONATE TO A GOOD CAUSE? WE COULD USE YOUR HELP!

In 2007, MWA teamed up with Reader to Reader, a non-profit organization that donates free books to libraries in the nation’s most underserved communities. This partnership, which evolved through our mutual involvement in the Reading Promotion Partners program sponsored by the Library of Congress’s Center for the Book, has resulted in MWA members donating thousands of books to the Navajo Nation and the Mississippi Library System.

Learn more about Reader to Reader at their website: http://www.readertoreader.org

If you’re a publisher, bookstore, reviewer, or just a bibliophile with books you no longer need or want, please contact Reader to Reader.

Here’s what they want:

New or used books in these categories: fiction of all kinds, (including mysteries and thrillers), children’s books, “big reader” storytime books, how-to non-fiction, cookbooks, gardening, landscaping, decorating, home repair, medical reference books newer than five years old, true crime, and history. Any other subject that is contemporary and of general interest to a library is welcome.

Here’s what they don’t want:

Old, outdated text books, outdated medical, travel, or computer books (anything older than 5 years old), Advance Readers Copies, or the contents of your grandmother’s attic unless you have culled all old, mildewed, and damaged books. All books should be smoke-free and in good condition.