We seek books, magazines and other materials, in English and all other languages, in the fields listed below.
Used books are as desirable as new books, when their contents are current and their condition is presentable.
|Agriculture||Foreign Languages||Natural Science|
|Computer Science||History||Physical Science|
|Fine Arts||Minority Studies|
Magazines (partial list)
Atlantic, Harper's, National Geographic, New York Review of Books, New Yorker, Reader's Digest, Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, UtneReader, Wilson Quarterly
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, atlases
Computer books keyed to specific systems, academic and scholarly journals, 'life-style books' (personal development, cookbooks, pet care, New Age), and books that proselytize a religion or political view.
Hunger for Books in the East
In Beijing or Hanoi, the price of a book in Western medicine may equal the monthly salary of a doctor.
Bounty of Books in the West
Most of the materials wanted in China can be found in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK where many of their owners are willing to give them to people in need. Billions of books are printed each year, but most are read only once; individuals and institutions are downsizing and digitizing their libraries; and there is a wave of retiring professors. All of the above create a surplus of books and journals.