I can’t get over how many books there are at the BookExpo. Many of the exhibitor’s booths have piles of books, free for the taking, because they want to promote their books to the booksellers that are looking for new books to sell.
As a charitable partner of Book Expo America, First Book has the privilege of gathering up a whole bunch of leftover books on Sunday (so they don’t have to be shipped back to where they came from!) and distributing them to programs serving children and adults from low-income families here in Washington, D.C.
BookExpo exhibitors who are interested in donating their leftover books to should do the following:
1. Box up your leftover books
2. Pick up a MHA/Material Handling Form from floor managers, the show office, Freeman associate/Material Handling Form desk, or First Book’s booth #5120.
3. Return your completed form to one of the above locations, indicating your booth number, company name, “First Book” written in the “ship to” section of the form (no address necessary), the number of cartons to donate, and your signature
4. Affix a First Book charitable contribution sticker to your boxes and just leave them at your booth — they will be picked up after the show.
There is no cost to the exhibitor for the handling of this donation. Exhibitors with questions are encouraged to come to First Book’s booth #5120 on the children’s floor to ask any questions!