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PLEASE SCHEDULE ALL BOOK DELIVERIES OF MORE THAN 3 BOXES. URGENT SEE BOXING GUIDELINES BELOW!
If you want to deliver books to us, . If you have more than 3 boxes, delivery must be by pre-arrangement. Please e-mail to schedule. Do not count on e-mail for same-day delivery and PLEASE make sure your staff understands the following:
BOXING GUIDELINES: We will no longer accept books in oversized boxes. The largest size we will accept are 1.5 cubic foot, although our strong preference is copy paper boxes or letter boxes. We cannot allow our volunteers (mostly teens) to handle boxes weighing over 50 pounds.
COMPACT. It’s easier for us if you don’t use a large box for only a few books. If you only have a few books, paper bags are fine instead of boxes. Please, no plastic bags.
STURDY. Please make sure boxes are strong and not falling apart.
REASONABLE SIZE. We just want to make sure our volunteers can handle them OK.
FLAT TOPS. Boxes should be packed with flat tops (preferably lidded) so they can be easily stacked.
If you have any questions about the way your books are packed, please feel free to get in touch with Marilyn. Publisher samples prepackaged in their original “creative” containers are just fine.
Delivering Your Books:
Check in at our front door and let us know what you have to deliver. If you have only a few boxes, you can just carry them in or ask to borrow our hand truck. For larger loads, we will give you the key for our back gate so you can use the delivery entrance at the back of our building. Depending on what volunteers are working, we may or may not be able to lift boxes to help you, so bring extra muscle if you think you might need it.
Mailing books to The Book Exchange: unfortunately, books cannot be mailed to our Del Ganado address. In special cases, if we can make an arrangement we will, but first e-mail us.