Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thank you, book angel!

We received a ten pound delivery yesterday--a box full of books! There was a note included:
Your name was forwarded on to me for a donation of books. Here are some assorted Storey titles we thought you may enjoy. If you have any questions or think you would like to purchase Storey books to resell please let me know.

We couldn't be more excited about the selection: The Homebrewer's Garden, Building Stone Walls, Papermaking with Garden Plants and Common Weeds, The Classic Hewn-Log House, Birdhouses, Build a Classic Timber-Framed House, and Country Wisdom & Know-How. After a look at our database, this brings our collection of Storey books to 53.

THANK YOU Storey Publishing and many thanks to the kind person who forwarded our name along.

Our library now includes more that 2,000 titles, each related in some way to ISLAND's mission. The bulk of the library would not be possible without generous donations like these.

Interested in donating books? They need not be related to our mission; we'll take any book you've got. Here's how to help. We also take monetary donations.

1 comment:

imagicianvt said...

Well, "book angel" seems a little strong... I'm more commonly known as the "book fairy" in these parts (though this title has no bearing on my orientation, as it were... not that there's anything wrong with that).

I stumbled upon your excellent website some time ago and was impressed with your ability to dream your collective way toward a better community and planet in such a deliberate fashion. Your mission statement and ours here at Storey Publishing are quite in sync:

"The mission of Storey Publishing is to serve our customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment."

After seeing your book wish list replete with Storey titles I simply could not resist the temptation to hit our president up for the donation. She was more than happy to oblige (esp. since she has family roots not too far from you in Ann Arbor)!

So hats off to ISLAND... may you continue to thrive, educate and build a better tomorrow!