TSS: What Do You Do With ARCs?
Posted by Caitie F on August 14, 2011
Hope everyone is doing well this rainy (well, at least in NJ) Sunday! I spent 10 wonderful days visiting my parents in Ohio. Jason and I had a great and relazing time. Of course, we got home and things automatically got stressful, but it was still nice!
But I have found an issue. I got some great ARCs at BEA and from winning contests. I liked reading the books, but I don’t really want to keep them.
I have been giving them away on here, but there are so many that it is getting expensive. I am okay with giving away some, but there is not enough benefit and too much cost.
Yet I still don’t want them on my shelves and cluttering up our house! My library won’t take them (since they can’t lend them out) and the used bookstore can’t sell them. Where else can I donate them? I give some to my husband for his classroom, but I can only give him MG books. I try to give them to friends who might enjoy them, but sometimes…I can’t find anyone!
Do you know of any hospitals, shelters, or other groups that will take donations or ARCs? I obviously do not want to throw the books away. I want to give them to a good cause. It is okay if the place isn’t near me, I can send a box.
Thanks for the suggestions!