“Do you take donations?” This is a question that gets directed to me a handful of times each year. As grateful as I am for the offers, I do not accept donations to be put onto library shelves. Why not?
First, I have my own budget to order books from, and I order from one book distributer, Follett. I prefer to do it this way because Follett processes all my books for me. In a nutshell, they put on the protective wrapping, barcodes, and spine labels. They even catalog the books for me; all I have to do is download the file. Doing this all by hand would take me a lot of time, even if it was just ten books. Another reason for this policy is that I do not have enough space on the library shelves.
While I won’t process donated book for the library shelves, I will, however, take donations. I keep a box of donated books in my office for give-aways and birthday presents. If you’re interested in donating a few great books for that purpose, feel free to contact me!