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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You Should Sign Up to Give Away Free Books

Posted by on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Last April, I took part in World Book Night, a program sponsored by publishers and local booksellers, in which participants each get boxes of 20 books to give away to non-readers. On the advice of Slog readers, I delivered copies of A Prayer for Owen Meany to the VA hospital on Beacon Hill, Books to Prisoners, and Urban Rest Stop.

On April 23rd, people all over the world will give away hundreds of thousands of free books to worthy causes. If you want to take part in World Book Night this year, you can sign up to be a giver right here. The deadline for signups is January 25th. It's absolutely free to be a giver. I highly recommend it.

 

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Will in Seattle 1
What if you want to give away e-books?
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
It was a serious question.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM · Report this
Christampa 4
No, it was not a serious question, you dumbshit. A serious question would be: Why are you so aggressively a dumbshit?
Posted by Christampa on January 15, 2013 at 6:44 PM · Report this
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I just signed up. Thanks for the tip, Paul! I volunteer weekly at the Salt Lake Road Home family homeless shelter, and I know that the clients there would love to have a free book they don't have to worry about getting back to a library. It was hard to choose my top three choices from those available; there were a lot of good options and it's hard to guess what will be most well received. I hope my application is accepted!
Posted by katallred on January 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM · Report this
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This is cool! Actually, I've already signed up to be a book giver for this year's giveaway, and I'm hoping for some ideas on people/groups to give the books to. I live in a very small community (San Juan Island) so there aren't VA hospitals or places like that where a bunch of non-readers might be found. Any ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?
Posted by mlesoing on April 11, 2013 at 4:12 PM · Report this

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