Giving our troops the opportunity to escape into a good book since 1999.



"Mrs. Corbett, Thank you very much for the books and the essay. My soldiers welcome the opportunity to get a little escapism here in Kandahar, and books are always a relief to turn to. I've shared your kind words with my soldiers, but I have to say that everyone says that they're not heroes. They're just people with a job to do. "
By: David C. (Afghanistan)
Left on 01/30/2011

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About Operation Paperback

Operation Paperback began in 1999, sending its first shipments to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. We have since shipped books to the following locations overseas:

Afghanistan
Arabian Sea Fleet
Bahrain
Bosnia
Crete
Diego Garcia
Dubai
East Timor
England
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Honduras
Hungary
Horn of Africa
Iceland
Iraq
Italy
Japan
Korea
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Kuwait
Macedonia
Mediterranean Sea Fleet
Oman
Pacific Fleet
Pearl Harbor
Philippines
Persian Gulf Fleet
Qatar
Republic of Georgia
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Turkey
Uzbekistan

In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to military and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points. In 2012, we also added a new program that offers a free shipment of books to any military family.

Our organization has several ongoing special projects, including:

- Providing books from military Professional Reading Lists to support servicemember professional development goals;

- Supporting Chaplains as they counsel troops, both before redeployment and after reunification, with a variety of specifically-requested titles;

- Providing Iraqi Phrasebooks for units on the ground so that they may communicate effectively with local populations;

- Supplying books for the annual book give away at NSA Souda Bay in Crete, Greece for service members and their families;

- Supplying children's books to deployed soldiers who read to their children via webcam or on DVDs.

Individual citizens, American families and community groups have formed a network of volunteer shippers that have sent over 1.9 million books since Operation Paperback began.

Operation Paperback is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania. Our EIN is 41-2209836. Donations to our organization are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We are happy to provide receipts for any donations received.