We Love Our Library Partners!

This week we would like to send out a special “THANK YOU” to all of our library partners. We work with hundreds of libraries across the US and in Canada to purchase and remove any unwanted books that they have. Our library partners depend on us to help manage their ex-collection and donated materials, profitably, efficiently and responsibly.

How does it work?

Libraries contact us to let us know that they have unwanted material. We then set up a program tailored to their specific needs. We send safe indoor or outdoor receptacles for the library staff to store the materials that they want to remove from the library until they are ready for a pickup. When the receptacles are full, the library staff can simply call their local Discover Books representative to schedule a pickup at the library’s convenience. Our friendly drivers will come and swap out the full containers for empty ones to start the process over. This streamlined process allows libraries to reclaim valuable space and staff time. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for the library!

Want to Get Your Library Involved?

If you are a librarian, staff member or volunteer with a Friend’s Group for a library that could benefit from our pickup service, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We can’t wait to hear from you. There are 2 ways to contact us:

  1. Call 1-888-402-BOOK and select the option for the market manager that best describes your location.
  2. Email us at librarydirect@discoverbooks.com and someone will reach out within 24 hours to set up an account for you.

Library Shout Out!

We would like to give a big shout out to one of our library partners this week! On Monday, August 29th, our Discover Books team out of Chicago, IL picked up over 11,000 books from the Orange Branch of the Delaware County Library in Ohio! Thank you to Brad and Karen Cowan of the Friend’s of the Library for coordinating with us to pick up these books! We are thrilled to be working with you and look forward to all pickups in the future!

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World Premier! Discover Books Original Video

Hey There! Thanks for tuning in to our blog this week and boy do we have a special treat for you! For the first time in history, Discover Books is releasing a one-of-a-kind video that will take you on a #backtoschool trip down memory lane.

Think back for a second to your very first day of school. In first and second grade, you were probably so excited and couldn’t wait to show off your backpack and your pencil case to all of your friends. Going back to school was a little scary but it was mainly a TON of fun.

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As the years went on, you got to middle and high school where there were probably at least a few days where you begged your parents not to go. After making it through high school and feeling on top of the world for finishing and graduating, then came the pressure to go to college. Your parents and teachers left the sweet sound of…”you will never get a job without a college degree” ringing in your head forever.

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Well they were probably right in some capacity…you bit the bullet and went to college which you soon found was nothing like the schooling you were used to. It was amazing! There were social events, parties, naps, friends, parties, class….but mostly parties. You loved it so much that you went back early when the fall came so that you could get a jump start on…well you guessed it…partying.

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Then came the reality check when you were halfway through your senior year that in a few short months, you would be out in the world looking for a job and working full time. If only you could just stay in school a few extra years…right?

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We have put together an epic video to let you know that you are not alone and the #backtoschool struggle was and still is very real. From not wanting to go to school and doing everything you could to avoid it, to wishing it never had to end. We’ve all been there and we can certainly relate.

The silver lining is that now you have Discover Books to help you through it all. Buy books for your children on their journey through school or choose a book for yourself to help you escape and unwind after a long day in the real world. There are hundreds of books to be read and you can find pretty much all of them on our website!

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Without further ado, CLICK HERE! to watch the world premier of our #BacktoSchool video now!

Use code “SCHOOLTENOFF” at checkout on our website, www.discoverbooks.com for 10% off of your purchase today!

Back To School Means Being Social!

Happy Tuesday!!

If you read our blog last week, you know that we have TONS of back to school promotions underway.

One of our favorites is our #backtoschool discount spinner. Hundreds of Discover Book followers have been able to save between 5-20% and we hope that you’re one of them!

We have all of the titles for you and your family during this exciting time of year…and we have DEALS, DEALS DEALS! Check out www.discoverbooks.com and search for the books that you need. We are sure that you will be pleasantly surprised by our selection…and you can save money too!

Another easy peasy way of learning about our ongoing promotions today, tomorrow and all throughout the school year is to befriend us on our social media pages! We know, we know…you’re busy and you don’t have time to go surfing around the internet to find us on multiple platforms, right? NOT TO FEAR…we will make it super simple for you! Just click on the picture links below and you will be able to find us in a snap.

The best part is, after taking 30 seconds below to like and follow us, you will be automatically updated on EVERY, SINGLE promotion that we offer in real time! We cant wait to be your friend on social media!

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An Interesting SPIN on Heading Back to School!

We know that if you are a parent, you’re probably ELATED about the fact that your children are heading back to school, right? However, if you’re a teacher or a student, you might be slightly less excited. Not to worry….Discover Books has put together an unbelievable set of deals to kick off the school year right!

Over the next few weeks we will be revealing some stellar promos to save you money and make heading back to school more fun!

FIRST UP…Discover Books Back to School Spinner

What a fun and easy way to save! The best part is, you can play every hour and win awesome coupons from 5-20% off of your book purchases at www.Discoverbooks.com!!

We have ALL of the titles that you and your family will need for the upcoming school year. And, on top of the low prices that we already offer everyday, you can use this promo to take advantage of some even more spectacular discounts! #winning

Click the Spinner to Play Now:

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Spin Away & Good Luck!

Don’t forget to keep checking our Facebook and Twitter pages for more exclusive deals. Happy Shopping!

5 SUPER Interesting Book Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

1) ‘Bibliosmia’ is a word that means enjoyment from smelling good or old books. I think we are all guilty of this!

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2) In 1994, Bill Gates purchased a book titled ‘Codex Leicester’ by Leonardo de Vinci for nearly $30.8 million dollars. Staggering!!

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3) The world’s smallest book is ‘Teeny Ted from Turnip Town.’ Its exact measurements are 70 micrometers x 100 micrometers and the cost to print it on pure crystalline silicone was $15,000. You almost need a magnifying glass to see it!

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4) In 2011, an American man named Ashrita Furman broke the Guinness World Record for the longest distance walked while balancing a book on his head. He walked for 5 hours, 9 minutes and 58 seconds straight and covered 20 miles! Pretty impressive.

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5) Ever wonder how some of your favorite titles came to be? Let’s take ‘Green Eggs and Ham‘ by Dr. Seuss, for example. You’ll be surprised to find that in 1960, Seuss’ editor, made a bet with him that he couldn’t write a book with 50 words or less. Lo and behold, ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ was born using EXACTLY 50 words.

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We hope that you found these tidbits of information as interesting and shocking as we did! If you want more facts like these, click here! We have tons of books BURSTING with mind blowing facts about everything under the sun. Visit www.discoverbooks.com now!