Tips from the Bookdrive King!

When this company was in it’s youth there were 3 founders and their friend from Purdue who started book drives around the state of Indiana.  Throwing books in the back of a van, that friend, Aaron King, is now a book drive General, managing the campus divisions 1400+ schools.  Check back here for tips on how to make the most of your drive from the best in the business!

Episode 1:

TIP #1:  PLACE COLLECTION BINS IN YOUR CAMPUS LIBRARY

You probably know that high-traffic areas are the best places to collect books this spring, including near/in the bookstore, in residence halls, and in student unions; an area on campus that is often neglected is your Campus Library.

BOOST BOOK DRIVE PERFORMANCE MORE THAN 20%:

It’s true!  Book Drives that include the Campus Library often increase the number of accepted books collected by more than 20%.

MAKE SURE TO:

  • Obtain permission from the library administration
  • Order extra collection bins from your BWB representative
  • Check and empty the bins regularly
  • Sort the books according to the Qualifying Books document provided by your BWB representative
  • As a nice gesture, at the conclusion of the drive, send a handwritten “thank you” to the library administration thanking them for their support of the book drive

So, if you are looking for a way to increase the number of accepted books you collect this spring, contact your Campus Library and see if they will allow you to set up a collection box—it’ll be worth the extra effort.  And remember, our Campus Acquisitions Team is here to make it as easy as possible for you to collect as many books as possible on your campus.  Please feel free to contact us any time.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for Tip #2.

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