This is information for US Peace Corps
Darien Book Aid can send you a package of books to assist you in your work. There is no cost to you. The packages are marked "Used Books, No Value."
To request a shipment, you must write a letter (either by standard mail or by email), telling me about your work, your students (if you are a teacher) and how you will use the books. If you are using email, put your letter in the body of an email, not as an attachment to Peggy Minnis at BookAid@aol.com. After your introductory paragraphs, include the answers to the following questions:
You should get an email reply
from BookAid@aol.com within a day of
emailing your request. I will tell you that I will email you when the books are
shipped. Your box will be stamped BOOKS, NO VALUE, so you should not incur
Most of our foreign shipments go via Asendia, the US Postal System or Meest.
Ukraine and Moldova: The packages sent via Meest are personally delivered after a confirmation telephone call to you. They also require a street address, not a post office box.
Federated States of Micronesia: The boxes of books are sent through the US Postal Service, media mail rate.
If you absolutely need a class set of a book, tell us the genre you want; we seldom can supply an exact title. We can't send an print encyclopedia except to the Federated States of Micronesia. Instead, we can sometimes offer you encyclopedias on CD ROM.
If you have a reliable Internet connection, you may wish to consult Project Gutenberg, a source of free downloadable books. You can either read the book online or download it to your computer. Most of the books are out of copyright, including most classics of literature. There are also books available in languages other than English. http://www.gutenberg.org/
If you require a large shipment of books and have a Rotary Club in your region and some financial support, Books for International Goodwill (B.I.G.) in Annapolis, MD sends containers of 20,000 books via ocean freight. Steve Frantzich of the USNA in Annapolis is your contact there.
If you use regular
mail, send your letter
to me at:
Peace Corps Desk
Darien Book Aid Plan, Inc.
1926 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820 USA