This is great news for our customers and our mission. Read the release below:
Press Release – For Immediate Release
“Discover Books” acquires book collection bin assets of “Big Hearted Books, LLC.”
BOSTON, MA – BALTIMORE, MD – August 22nd, 2018 – The United States Federal Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts Eastern Division recently authorized the sale of the collection box assets of Big Hearted Books and Clothing, LLC, aka Got Books, to Discover Books, a Baltimore-based organization, with operations throughout the United States and Canada. These collection boxes service the Northeast including Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York.
“This acquisition furthers our mission to provide gently used, affordable books to consumers and donations to our literacy partners. Moreover, it strengthens our ability to responsibly recycle remainders for reuse providing an essential service for the residents of the Northeast,” states Gary Broache, CEO of Discover Books.
Since the bankruptcy of Big Hearted Books, many of the collection boxes have not been serviced resulting in many questions and concerns for the hosts. “With the recent court authorization occurring on August 20th, we are committed to making all efforts to service partner locations,” states Mr. Broache. “The additional and timely servicing of over 1,200 new collection boxes is a big task, and we ask for the patience of our new partners while we get our teams rolling.”
Discover Books logistics personnel are already addressing the most urgent service needs while doing a comprehensive review of all locations in an effort to find, identify and validate the bins and communicate directly with each of the host partners. “We are committed to our mission and greatly appreciate the loyalty of our new partners,” Broache says.
An 888 toll free number and email address have been established to communicate any partner service needs and questions regarding the recent acquisition. Please call 888-402-BOOK (2665), or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit us at www.discoverbooks.com to find out more information on our program and find affordable books.
Discover Books, a for-profit company, is one of the largest online used book sellers and sources of literary donations to charitable organizations in North America. Discover Books collects used books through thrift stores, library partnerships, residential pick-up operations, and book collection boxes across the U.S. and Canada. The company resells, donates, or responsibly recycles used books to achieve its mission. To date, Discover Books has donated more than 12 million books to those in need and has diverted over 500 million pounds of books from landfills.