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DV Book Drive

For several years now, I’ve run a book drive around the holidays to collect books for a local domestic violence shelter.

On Tuesday, I wrote briefly about the value of books and stories as an escape, however temporary.  Going to a domestic violence shelter is never an easy choice.  It can be even harder around the holidays, especially if you have children.  It’s hard to think about presents when you’re worried about your safety and trying to figure out how to start your life over from scratch.

To my author friends, if you would be willing to donate one or more autographed books, those books will be given to victims of domestic violence and their children.  You’ll be providing gifts for people who probably don’t expect them this year, and more importantly, your books can give a temporary escape from the stress and fear.

I’m also accepting donations of unsigned, new books from anyone who cares to donate.  In previous years I’ve also taken used books, but I’m told we’ve filled the bookshelves at both local shelters to the bursting point (which is pretty dang cool–thank you!).  So for the moment I’m only asking for new books.

Please contact me if you’d be willing to contribute.

Linkbacks and retweets are also very much appreciated.

Thank you.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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jongibbs
Nov. 19th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
Excellent idea. I doff my cap in your general direction :)
burger_eater
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Jim, are there any sorts of books that would be considered unsuitable? For instance, an adult-oriented thriller that a great many readers think is dark and violent?

::points at icon::
jimhines
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
That's hard to say. Personally, I'd tend to let you make that call, since you know the book better than anyone. What do you think?
burger_eater
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to refrain.
chris_gerrib
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
Do the shelters have an Amazon Wish List? I really like to buy books, but I'd like to know what to buy.
jimhines
Nov. 19th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Chris - e-mail me?
controuble
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
told we’ve filled the bookshelves at both local shelters to the bursting point
I'm guessing a Fit full of books was a few more than they were expecting last year.
jimhines
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:21 pm (UTC)
::Grin::
jjschwabach
Nov. 20th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
Off-topic, nice userpic.

On topic, I am alas without author copies, but I will pass your lick, Jim, on to my sister, who writes YA historicals...
phoenixfirewolf
Nov. 20th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Cross Posted in LJ and FB... were I published I would gladly donate a signed book. Maybe I'll be so fortunate next year.
jimhines
Nov. 20th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And I'll hope to get a book from you in a future year :-)
phoenixfirewolf
Nov. 23rd, 2009 01:53 am (UTC)
You are welcome :)
thesilentpoet
Nov. 23rd, 2009 07:50 pm (UTC)

Here by way of friends of friends. Signal-boosted this to a blog I maintain for a library school group/club I'm involved in.

Not a published author myself, but have some new books (signed and unsigned) I've come by, perhaps I could send along a few?
jimhines
Nov. 23rd, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The signal boost is much appreciated.

And we could certainly find homes for any new books you care to donate. Shoot me an e-mail for the details? jchines -at- sff.net.
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