Help to reestablish hurricane-devastated librariesMore
Community institutions have been devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. At least 12 libraries in Louisiana and Mississippi were completely destroyed, along with the thousands of books in their collections. You can help to restock those shelves. As the United States rebuilds the Gulf Coast region, Alibris is proud to be working alongside the Texas Library Association (TLA). TLA has established a book donation program to accept contributions on behalf of affected libraries. Donated books will be stored until the affected libraries have found alternate facilities and are in a position to receive and process book deliveries. You can assist devastated libraries by purchasing books from this wishlist today. Your books will ship direct to TLA's donated storage facility in Austin, where they will wait until the affected libraries can put books on their shelves and open their doors. Donate a book today!
In the full disclosure department, my husband and I sell new and used books at several sites on the Internet, including Alibris, under the name of Uffda-shop.com. There's an outside chance I might profit a little bit from this donation drive. I hope you know that's not why I'm putting this information up.
For that matter, if I was in charge of making the wish list, I'd have made a different list, and left a few of these selections off. But it's not my library that got wiped out, and I'm not the one organizing the book drive. Forgive the icky selections and help with the healthy ones, eh?