06 Oct Looking for a Good Book?
By: Monica Lee Goddard
(Member: Friends of the Phoenix Public Library)
Move over Amazon. Well not quite, but here is a site that not only provides bargain books but helps the community. Started by the “Friends of the Phoenix Public Library” is a way to order books thru their new on-line program, “Books for Good.”
The name ‘Books for Good’ was chosen because when you buy a book at the site, your money does good in our community. The inventory is made up of books donated from many non-profits and other sources. In turn the proceeds are shared. Your purchase from ‘Books for Good’ can support local charitable groups, including Friends of Libraries across Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, and Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center.
Books for Good was also created to spend less on e-commerce fees and more on missions.
Keep in mind most of the books are donated by folks in our community, or discarded by libraries, so you not always find the title you’re seeking. But if you check Books for Good first you might be surprised at the selection and competitive pricing (you have the option of saving on postage and picking your order up at the Burton Barr Central Library). The friends of the Library also holds regular warehouse sales with more titles and has books for sale at the Friends Place in the Burton Barr Library. Not looking for a book but want to donate yours? The Friends can use those too. You can learn more about ‘Books for
Good’ and the Friends at www.plfriends.org