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7 Ways to Share Books & eBooks with our Troops
1. Books for Soldiers: “Once you are registered, you will be able to view the requests and send troops books, DVDs, games and relief supplies. You will also have access to our Pen Pal area and Post Card Jamboree. On average our volunteers fill thousands of requests a month.”
2. Operation Paperback sends paperbacks to troops overseas, including to the soldiers’ library in in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
3. Books-a-Million will let you select and purchase Books for Troops in a special program.
4. Books for Troops: “founded to send “care packages for the mind” for the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq by providing a variety of books that help ease their fears, loneliness, boredom, stress and to allow them a temporary escape from the horrors that they see and live daily. It was also founded to raise awareness of the sacrifices, both big and small, that our troops are making to protect us and to remind them that they are not forgotten.”
5. Follow this Google search to find many more options for sharing books with soldiers.
6. SOS America: Author Shilo Walker: explained: “a number of the volunteers ‘adopt’ units and will collect names, etc. I’ve been sending books out to units for about three years now.”
7. Reader Views Books for Soldiers: “ReaderViews is an official affiliate of Books for Soldiers, you can mail in your books to their Austin Texas office”
Read globally but buy your books for our Troops at your local indie SIBA-member bookstore and keep more revenue in your community.
A decade of good reading
This is a big year for Bess Long and Fran Clarkson, the “sisters” of My Sister’s Books in Pawleys Island. This fall marks the store’s tenth anniversary of providing used paperbacks and audio books to residents and visitors on the Waccamaw Neck.
“Like so many people who love to read, we’d often dreamed of owning a book store,” explains Bess. After Fran and I both retired from the Navy, we decided it was a good as time as any, so in 2002, My Sister’s Books became a reality.’
My Sister’s Books specializes in carrying used paperbacks in a variety of genres – mystery, biographies, science fiction, travel, etc. The store also has a sizeable audio book section that continues to grow.
As times and reading options have changed, Bess and Fran are eager to keep up with what their customers are looking for. Through the www.mysistersbooks.com web site, customers now can order new titles, hardbacks and e-books.
“In a time when so many small businesses are struggling,” says Fran. “We are fortunate to have weathered these last few years. Ten years is truly a milestone for a store like ours. We are grateful to all of our loyal customers who not only keep coming back, but who also help us keep our store stocked with current and diverse titles.”
Another thing readers will find at My Sister’s Books is a sizeable sampling of books by local and regional authors.
“People are very interested in reading stories from the Lowcountry and other areas of the South,” says Bess. “We enjoy meeting local authors and helping them bring their work to a broader audience. We have a lot of visitors who shop at our store and they like to buy titles they may not find anywhere else.”
My Sister’s Books is conveniently located at 13057 Ocean Hwy. in the Litchfield section of Pawleys Island. The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. If you want to check on a title before you come to the store, call 843.235.9618. You also can visit our Web site at www.mysistersbooks.com to learn about local reading groups and see what we’re saying about what we’re reading. Tell Bess and Fran that Lowcountry Companion sent you – and wish them happy 10th anniversary!
Read globally but buy from your local indie SIBA-member bookstore and keep more revenue in your community.