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733Re: [NorCalPCA] shipping books?

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  • bob heavner
    Dec 14, 2008
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      Books can also be shipped by barrel (it's the size of what you'd picture a barrel as being). Last year it cost me $180 to ship one full of books to Sierra Leone. I used an expatriate Sierra Leonean in San Jose to ship mine. It took three months to arrive but the advantage was that it was delivered to a contact's home address and didn't have to be retrieved from the docks. Best, Bob Heavner

      --- On Sun, 12/7/08, Kirsten Ma <timbuk296@...> wrote:

      > From: Kirsten Ma <timbuk296@...>
      > Subject: Re: [NorCalPCA] shipping books?
      > To: halesargent@..., norcalpca@yahoogroups.com
      > Cc: lrucker@..., grucker@...
      > Date: Sunday, December 7, 2008, 12:11 AM
      > Hi Lisa,
      > Here's another quick idea. I have bought some books
      > from Better World Books (http://www.betterworld.com)
      > This is an excerpt from their website. It doesn't say
      > they specifically help with shipping but it sound like they
      > might have resources at least.
      > Here¢s the best part: In addition to selling new titles,
      > Better World
      > Books supports book drives and collects used books and
      > textbooks
      > through a network of over 1,600 college campuses and
      > partnerships with
      > nearly 1,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has
      > converted
      > more than 11 million donated books into $4.5 million in
      > funding for
      > literacy and education. In the process, we¢ve also
      > diverted more than
      > 6,000 tons of books from landfills.
      > Kirsten
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