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We Understand the Value of Books

Publishers invest an incredible amount of time and resources into publishing high-quality books and, understandably, are reluctant to destroy overstock. We, too, hate to see good books put to waste. If you have excess stock that is taking up space in a warehouse or slated for destruction, consider donating it to Books for Asia. Your books can have a valued second life in schools, libraries, and other education centers in developing areas of Asia. Not only will you be able to manage your inventory in an efficient and environmentally-friendly way, participating in our program allows you to involve your company in a cause that boosts staff morale and your public profile.

Benefits of Donating

Books for Asia is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and provides official acknowledgement letters for all donations. Books and the cost of transporting them may often be claimed as charitable donations. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Free up valuable warehouse space by sending your overstock to us. Instead of a liability, your surplus will be a valued resource on the shelves of needy educational institutions.

Books for Asia is an unparalleled CSR partner for publishers interested in creating high-impact, concrete social value. For large book donations, we can create a public relations campaign with a variety of promotional vehicles.

Book donations contribute to improved education, the development of English-language skills, and increased economic opportunity. Publishers who donate high-quality books generate goodwill and brand recognition.

At various intervals, publishers simply identify excess stock, provide offer lists to Books for Asia and send selected books direct to our offices in Asia or to the Books for Asia warehouse in California. It's really that simple!


"Books for Asia has been a great partner. They are very responsive in getting back to us on the books we offer for donation, and have been very helpful in providing the tax forms needed in order to maximize the tax benefit on our donations. They do a wonderful job in supporting literacy where it is most needed in Asia, while at the same time helping us reduce excess inventory and manage our bottom line."

— Tom Moloney, Chief Financial Officer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

"Island Press is passionate about sharing knowledge and promoting better stewardship of the natural world. Our partnership with Books for Asia enables us to contribute valuable publications to decision makers, advocacy organizations, and students throughout Asia where the impact of urban migration, air and water pollution, and deforestation and desertification are serious concerns."

— Ken Hartzell, VP, Chief Financial Officer, Island Press

"The New England Journal of Medicine has donated its medical publications to Books for Asia due to their proven ability to securely deliver them to medical institutions and practitioners in some of the world's least developed corners.  It's important to us to distribute this information where it is so critically needed, and Books for Asia is an effective facilitator in this effort."

— Tom Richardson, Director, Institutional Sales & Service, New England Journal of Medicine

Contact Us

Wendy Rockett
Senior Program Communications Officer
Tel: 510-667-6480

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