Thursday, March 21, 2013

Operation Paperback

Looking for something to do with all those wonderful paperback books you've already read? How about sending them to an American soldier with Operation Paperback...

Operation Paperback is a non-profit organization that helps get gently used paperback books to American troops overseas as well as veterans and military families here in the U.S. 

Since 1999, Operation Paperback volunteers have shipped more than 1.9 million books to soldiers and their families all over the world. That's many wonderful hours of reading that can make overseas assignments go more quickly and provide a much needed distraction at times. 

Volunteering is easy. You sign up on the website, gather some books, request addresses based on the type of books you've collected, box them up and ship them out. 

It's a great way to thank our soldiers for their service and clean out your bookshelves at the same time. Afterwards, you'll have room for more wonderful books. 


  1. Oh, what a great idea! Thanks for the head's up.

  2. Mitchstjame - It's fun. I've gotten some great letters back from appreciative troops.