There are over 400 books in that pile.
I happen to be fortunate enough to be one of the judges for a book competition this year and various publishers have sent me all these books for consideration. I'm still currently judging this competition so I can't discuss into too much detail what it's for, but once this is all over I would like to get these out of my house ASAP.
I love books, but I don't need 400 books, and I know a good opportunity to help others when I see one.
So here's the deal.
I know many librararies across the country have faced slashed budgets and have a hard time adding to their existing libraries.
Typically, a hardcover picture book retails for $15-$17.
I can send a flat rate package for about $12...
If you pay the shipping costs for a Medium Flat Rate Box. I'll send you five books.
That's basically five books for the price of one.
I can't promise you'll get an award winner or something from your favorite author, but there is a good pile of titles here I assure you, and they have all been published in the last year. I will definitely try to make sure everyone gets at least one great title.
The judging for ths competition ends in the next few months, but in the mean time, THE FIRST SIXTY LIBRARIANS who email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading of A PIECE OF THE PILE will get a piece of this book pile.
If you are one of the first sixty people to sign up then I will send you a paypal invoice to give me $12 for shipping and I will send five books out to you as soon as I can.
Please spread the word to other librarians, less fortunate ones especially, who could benefit from this offer.
I just want these books out of my house.
UPDATE: If you are a person who would like to make a charitable donation to a library I will also allow that. Just indicate the name of the library as well as provide the address when I send out invoice and I will include a letter indicating that it was you who made the donation. (Many people have asked me this question since this post so I am just addressing)