Readers' Service

5 Crickettown Road
Stony Point, NY 10980
Contact: Diana Stuart, Director
Officers: Diana Stuart, Director
Affiliation(s): Presbyterian Church (USA)
Overseas Offices: Information not available.
Geographical Area: Information not available.
General Description:

Distribution of mostly used books and educational resource materials is the primary focus of the Readers' Service group. It distributes donated books to church related institutions upon request.

Project Description:

Kinds of Books Distributed: From light fiction through the academic fields, including science, medicine, religion, English, education, sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, black studies, women's studies, art, agriculture, engineering, ethics, philosophy, theology, etc.

Destinations of Shipments: 85 countries mostly in the Third World Africa, Asia, and Latin America Some shipments to Europe.

Content Selection Policy: Institutions and individuals on the Readers' Service mailing list receive periodic lists of books available and being offered from which they make selections appropriate to their needs.

No. of Copies Distributed: 1986: 20,000; 1987: 20,000.

Donation Sources: New Books: Complimentary books direct from publishers.

Used Books: Mostly, donated from individuals and groups.

Book Purchases: A small budget is available to purchase some new books.

Citation: American Donated Books Abroad

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