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

"On 6-15-09, Patricia D. wrote: My son has asked me to request his name be removed from the Operation Paperback list. He deeply appreciates (and plans to acknowledge) the book donations he has received so far. However, it's "too much of a good thing". A few days ago, he received a huge box of so many books (60-70) at once that it literally took almost all the available space in their MWR area. There isn't room for any more at this time. Their forward operating base (FOB) is primarily tents, with only a couple of plywood "shack" style buildings under a concrete dome. There isn't a dining facility, and they eat field rations. They are 8 to a sleeping tent in bunks, so there isn't any personal space to store anything, either (no wall lockers or anything like that). This is not the Iraq you see on CNN. So please remove his name from the list as soon as possible. Thank you for the work that you do, and again, please let the volunteers know how much we appreciate them. rnrnThanks very much."
By: Patricia D. (USA)
Left on 07/29/2009

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Become a Volunteer Shipper

As a volunteer shipper, you collect and ship your own books using the addresses that we provide. Volunteer shippers are an integral part of Operation Paperback, sending over 90% of the books shipped under our program.

How does the program work?

You begin by registering with us and accepting our volunteer agreement. There is no cost associated with registering as a shipper. We promise to keep your personal information secure.

Once you have registered with us, you can login and request addresses of troops overseas, veterans or military families using our automated system. Input the genres you have on hand (mysteries, westerns, etc.) and our system will generate a customized list of names for your use. Label your books and insert our standard shipping letter (or your own personal note). Pack and address your box using the names we provide. Then head to the Post Office to mail your box. It's that simple!

Most people enjoy being Volunteer Shippers because of the personal process of mailing books directly to someone in need. Military personnel, veterans and military families certainly appreciate the time and care given to packaging boxes of books for them.

You can send a single shipment or several; it's up to you! If you think you're ready to become part of our network, please click the link below to begin the process. Operation Paperback staff will help you every step along the way!

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