Our lending library is getting ready for a growth spurt. We're heading to the hardware store next week to buy some new shelves—enough shelves to make space for another 1,000 books in our library. This is where you come in! We can't continue to expand our collection without your help. So donate your used books, DVDs, zines, and magazines. We promise that we'll take good care of your donations and check them out often.
While we rarely turn down donations, there are always certain sections of the library that are particularly in need of some love. In order to fill you in on which areas of the library we're currently working to expand, we've created this page, where you'll find lists of books that we're looking to get on our shelves right away. We're currently looking for poetry, DIY guides, and Children's Literature. And of course, we're always looking for materials that touch on feminism, pop culture, media studies, pop culture, queer studies, race studies, sex and sexuality, body image...you get the idea. If you think it belongs in a feminist community lending library, send it our way.
Donations can be mailed to us at 4930 NE 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211. For each book that you donate to the library, we'll include a bookplate inside the front cover with your name on it! And don't forget that Bitch Media is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, so donations to the library are tax-deductible. If you'd like to talk with us before sending your donations, you can email me at library(at)b-word.org.
So what are you waiting for? Help us fill up the shelves that will be coming into our library next week. We'll keep you updated as we unpack your boxes and give your donations a new home.