Chris Johnson, Better World Books’ organizer of the epic Great American Book Drive (which by now you know is the biggest community based book drive in the US) just dropped me a line about the recent event in Boston:
“The drive went very well, we collected about 13,000 books and everything went super smooth, and I’m itching to begin the national rollout.”
Rather than me tell you how it went, considering I was over 2700+ miles away, I’ll let the Boston Herald do their job:
“Bay Staters paged through their book collections for donations to the annual Great American Book Drive, held yesterday at the Brighton-Allston Congregational Church UCC in Brighton.
“It was actually a good excuse to clean out my book shelves,” said donor Stewart Ulm, 27. “They were getting a little unwieldy.”
The Web developer donated about 150 tomes to Internet bookseller Better World Book’s annual drive. The donation ran the gamut from GRE study guides to novels to nonfiction chronicles. He gave nearly as many last year.
The drive from Better World Books collected tomes to sell and raise money for the Prison Book Program and City Mission Society of Boston.
Last year’s effort brought in more than 20,000 books. Since 2003, the for-profit Better World Books has raised more than $4.7 million for the nonprofit partners.”