I was reading Dear Abby the other day and Dan Bowers from Red Lion PA had written in to tell her readers about a great program. It’s a service where you can pass your paperbacks along to the troops and their families. In general, they are looking for “bestsellers, action and spy-novels, murder mysteries, fantasy and science fiction — those are our most popular genres. However, we also have many requests for business and investing books, classics, history (especially military history), and current event-oriented non-fiction.” These items can be shipped via USPS Media Mail (if you want to include other items in the box, you’ll need to ship via Parcel Post or Priority Mail), which is very inexpensive, and you’ll know that book you weren’t going to pick up and re-read is going to someone who will appreciate it. I’m thinking I’ve been hoarding a pile of Nelson Demille thrillers somewhere in this house that I need to box up and ship!
To learn more, check out operationpaperback.org.