A word to teachers, librarians, and people who want to donate money to us

Every time we put books online for free, we get emails from readers who want to send us cash donations. We appreciate their generous spirit, but we’re not interested in cash donations, because our publishers are really important to us. They contribute immeasurably to the book, improving it, introducing it to audiences we could never reach, helping us do more with my work. We have no desire to cut them out of the loop.

But there has to be some good way to turn that generosity to good use, and we think we’ve found it.

Here’s the deal: there are lots of teachers and librarians who’d love to get hard-copies of this book into their students’ and patrons’ hands, but don’t have the budget for it (teachers in the US spend around $1,200 out of pocket each on classroom supplies that their budgets won’t stretch to cover, which is why Cory sponsors a classroom at Ivanhoe Elementary in his old neighborhood in Los Angeles; you can adopt a class yourself here).

There are generous people who want to send some cash our way to thank me for the free ebooks.

We’re proposing that we put them together. 

If you’re a teacher or librarian and you want a free copy of Rapture of the Nerds, email freerotnbook@gmail.com with your name and the name and address of your school. It’ll be posted to http://craphound.com/rotn/donate/ by our fantastic helper, Olga Nunes, so that potential donors can see it.

If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Rapture of the Nerds and you want to donate something to say thanks, go to http://craphound.com/rotn/donate/ and find a teacher or librarian you want to support. Then go to Amazon, BN.com, or your favorite electronic bookseller and order a copy to the classroom, then email a copy of the receipt (feel free to delete your address and other personal info first!) to freerotnbook@gmail.com so that Olga can mark that copy as sent. If you don’t want to be publicly acknowledged for your generosity, let us know and we’ll keep you anonymous, otherwise we’ll thank you on the donate page.

We’ve done this with several titles now, and gotten more than a thousand books into the hands of readers through your generosity. We are more grateful than words can express for this — one reader called it “paying your debts forward with instant gratification.” That’s a heck of a thing, isn’t it?

.:: USA

.: Alabama
1 Copy Needed:
Jeffrey Hayes
University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Graves Hall Box 870232
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0232

.: Arkansas
1 Copy Needed:
Marisa Frantz
Young Adult Librarian
Saline County Library
1800 Smithers
Benton, AR 72015

.: California
1 Copy Needed:
Sarah Houghton
San Rafael Public Library
1100 E Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

.: Colorado
1 Copy Needed:
Heather Madrone
La Casa Madrona Technical Academy
15185 Two Bar Road
Boulder Creek CA 95006

.: Connecticut
1 Copy Needed:
Donald Motzko
Robert E. Fitch High School
101 Groton Long Point Road
Groton, CT 06340

.: Florida
1 Copy Needed:
Jennifer Saxton
Reference Librarian
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176

1 Copy Needed:
Lisa Scherff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Reading & Language Arts
School of Teacher Education
Florida State University
G114 Stone Building
1114 W. Call Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4459

1 Copy Needed:
Stacy Reyer
Braden River Library
4915 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, Florida 34203

.: Georgia
1 Copy Needed:
Eric Richardson
Coach, Phoenix Homeschool Robotics Club
26 Mulberry Place
Douglasville, GA 30134

1 Copy Needed:
Daryl Fletcher
Conyers-Rockdale Library System
864 Green Street
Conyers, GA 30012

1 Copy Needed:
Karen Hankala
Okefenokee Regional Library System
Assistant Director for Youth Services
401 Lee Avenue
Waycross, GA 31501

.: Illinois
1 Copy Needed:
Hall Library
North Shore Country Day School
310 Green Bay Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

1 Copy Needed:
Kristy Rieger
Library/Media Specialist
The Marquette School of Excellence
6550 S. Richmond St.
Chicago, IL 60629

1 Copy Needed:
Nick Schall
Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue, Room R231
Champaign, IL 61821

1 Copy Needed:
Troy Swanson
Department Chair, Library Services
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

1 Copy Needed:
Brian Franklin
Campus Box 5620
Center for Visual Arts
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790

1 Copy Needed:
Barry Hanrahan
Head Librarian
National Honor Society Sponsor
Wheeling High School
900 S. Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, IL 60090

1 Copy Needed:
Monica Fumarolo
c/o James B. Conant High School
700E. Cougar Tr.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

1 Copy Needed:
Mr. Kelly Teague, English Instructor
O’Fallon Township High School
600 South Smiley
O’Fallon, IL 62269

.: Indiana
1 Copy Needed:
Josh Petrusa
Associate Dean for Technical Services
Butler University
Irwin Library
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

1 Copy Needed:
Lynné Colbert
Marian University Library
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

.: Iowa
1 Copy Needed:
Rachael Carlson
Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature
123 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, IA 52240

1 Copy Needed:
Jill Roberts
Pella High School
212 E University
Pella, IA 50219

.: Kansas
1 Copy Needed:
Diana Weaver
Basehor Community Library 
1400 158th St.
Basehor, KS 66007

.: Maine
1 Copy Needed:
Samantha Cote
 Jackson Memorial Library
P.O. Box 231
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860

.: Maryland
1 Copy Needed:
Ryan Ihnacik
Huntingtown High School
4125 N. Solomons Island Rd
Huntingtown, MD 20639

.: Massachusetts
1 Copy Needed:
Jason M. Bloom
Ames Free Library
53 Main Street
North Easton, MA 02356

1 Copy Needed:
Joshua Farber
High School of Science and Technology
1250 State Street
Springfield, MA 01109

.: Michigan
1 Copy Needed:
Allison Brueckner, Librarian
Northville District Library
212 W Cady St
Northville, MI. 48167

.: Missouri
1 Copy Needed:
Ellie DesPrez
Chair, Department of English
John Burroughs School
St. Louis, MO 63124

1 Copy Needed:
Lori A. Kupsky
Catalog Librarian
Pius XII Memorial Library
Saint Louis University
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-3302

1 Copy Needed:
Chris Durr
Kirkwood Public Library
140 East Jefferson
Kirkwood, MO 63122

1 Copy Needed:
Neil Soloman
University Academy K-12 Charter School
6801 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO 64131

.: Nebraska
1 Copy Needed:
Rebecca Brooks
Gretna Public Library
736 South Street
Gretna, NE 68028

.: New Jersey
1 Copy Needed:
Sarra Schwartz
English Teacher
East Side High School
Newark, NJ
238 Van Buren St
Newark NJ 07105

.: New York
1 Copy Needed:
Wilmina Sainbert
SUNY Potsdam
3399 Barrington Drive
Potsdam, New York 13676

1 Copy Needed:
Ben Lainhart
Emerging Technologies Librarian
8 River Street
Sidney, NY 13838

1 Copy Needed:
Guido Sanchez
The Spence School
22 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128

1 Copy Needed:
Matthew A. Knutzen
Geospatial Librarian
The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library
5th Avenue & 42nd Street, Room 117
New York, NY 10018-2788

1 Copy Needed:
Rena Deutsch, Librarian
New Design HS (Seward Park Campus)
350 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002

.: North Carolina
1 Copy Needed:
Jessica Burlamachi (Reading Teacher)
Community House Middle School
9500 Community House Road
Charlotte, NC 28277

1 Copy Needed:
Caleb Adkisson, Rhetoric and English Teacher
Cary Christian School
1330 Old Apex Rd.
Cary, NC 27513

1 Copy Needed:
Christen Higgins
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
300 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

1 Copy Needed:
Melissa A. Lang
Assistant Youth Services Coordinator
Cumberland County Public Library
& Information Center
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5032

1 Copy Needed:
Nathan Stevens
Assisant Director
College of Education Media Center
North Carolina State University
Room 400
Raleigh, NC 27695

1 Copy Needed:
June Power, MLIS
Access Services/Reference Librarian
Mary Livermore Library
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC  28372

.: Ohio
1 Copy Needed:
Debbie Wittkop
Digital Services / Outreach Librarian
Southwest Public Libraries
3359 Park Street
Grove City, OH 43123

.: Oregon
1 Copy Needed:
Todd Keller
Oregon State University
Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics
A100 Radiation Center
Corvallis, OR 97331

.: Pennsylvania
1 Copy Needed:
Josh Berk
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity
295 East Center Street
Nazareth, PA 18064

1 Copy Needed:
Jill Godlewski
Monessen Public Library
326 Donner Ave
Monessen, Pa 15601

.: South Carolina
1 Copy Needed:
Brandi Veigh
Newberry College
2100 College St
Newberry, SC 29108

.: Tennessee
1 Copy Needed:
Linebaugh Public Library
Attn: Annie Herlocker
105 W. Vine St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

.: Texas
10 9 Copies Needed:
Attn: Amber Wu
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas, TX 75201

1 Copy Needed:
Cindy Yell
Freeport Branch Manager
Brazoria County Library System
410 N Brazosport Blvd
Freeport, TX 77541

1 Copy Needed:
Neil Callari
Brooklyn Media, Inc.
2112 Brooklyn Street
Austin, TX 78704

.: Utah
1 Copy Needed:
Daniel Potter
c/o Westlake High School
99 North 200 West
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045

1 Copy Needed:
Marc Crompton
St. George’s School
4175 W29th Ave,
Vancouver, BC V6S 1V1

1 Copy Needed:
Alanna King
Orangeville District Secondary School
22 Faulkner Street
Orangeville, ON
L9W 2G7

1 Copy Needed:
Derrick Grose
Lisgar Collegiate Institute
29 Lisgar Street,
Ottawa, ON, K2P 0B9

1 Copy Needed:
Sam Anderson
Secondary Librarian
Korea International School
373-6 Baekhyeon-dong, Bundang-gu
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do
463-420 Korea

4 Copies Donated by Anonymous Donators
Patrick O’Harra
Tongue River High School
PO Box 408
Dayton, WY
Missoula Public Library
301 E. Main St.
Missoula, MT
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
1000 BA Amsterdam
Appleton Public Library
Appleton, WI  54911

3 Copies Donated by Scott Sanicki
Yarnell Public Library
Cottonwood Public Library
COTTONWOOD, AZ 86326-4238
Sedona Public Library
Sedona, AZ 86336

1 Copy Donated by Stephen Crawford
Dallas Public Library
Dallas, TX 75201

1 Copy Donated by Kevin Austin
Rapid City Public Library
Rapid City, SD 57701

1 Copy Donated by Tim Clague
Blue Mountains Library
Springwood, Australia

1 Copy Donated by Jenn Neal
M.E.T.S. (Math, Engineering, Technology, Science) Charter School
Jersey City, NJ 07302

1 Copy Donated by Olly Stephenson
Ørestad Bibliotek
Arne Jacobsens alle 19
2300 københavn s

1 Copy Donated by Philipp Griewank
Joliet Public Library.
Joliet, IL 60432

1 Copy Donated by John Eure
William Blount High School
 Maryville, TN 37801

1 Copy Donated by Ulrik Buchholtz
Tomales High School Library
Box 25, Tomales, CA 94971

1 Copy Donated by Ben Davidson
Stevenson High School
33500 W. Six Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152

1 Copy Donated by Joe McTee
Erie Elementary School
PO Box 700
Erie, CO 80516

1 Copy Donated by Alexandr Kazda
Donatella Cortese
Liceo Scientifico P. Gobetti Torino
Via maria vittoria 39 bis 10123
Torino, Italy

1 Copy Donated by Tim Foster
Orewa college
Orewa, Auckland, New Zealand

1 Copy Donated by John Duksta
East Gresham Grade School
Gresham, OR

1 Copy Donated by Sky Wickenden
Reid Kerr College
United Kingdom

1 Copy Donated by William Saunders Hay
Reid Kerr College
United Kingdom

1 Copy Donated by Dmitri Dolguikh
Reid Kerr College
United Kingdom

1 Copy Donated by Noah O’Donoghue
Ross Montessori Charter School
Carbondale, CO

1 Copy Donated by Wesley Ellis
College Andre-Grasset
Montreal (Quebec)

1 Copy Donated by Chris Walsh
Crescent School
Toronto ON M2L 1A2

1 Copy Donated by Silke Jonda
Nina Dusper
Tümpelgarten Schule
Akazienweg 1

1 Copy Donated by Clemens Dürrschmidt
Nina Dusper
Tümpelgarten Schule
Akazienweg 1

1 Copy Donated by Ed Smith
Sam Sager
Serrano Middle School
4725 San Jose Street
Montclair, CA 91763

1 Copy Donated by Tanguy Rademakers
Saskia Scheltjens
Ghent University
Faculty Library Arts & Philosophy
Rozier 44
9000 Ghent
Belgium (Europe)

1 Copy Donated by Andrew Hollamon
Jennifer Wells 
Hamilton community schools
903 s. Wayne
Hamilton, IN 46742

1 Copy Donated by Chris Brakenbury
Eastern (Pike) High School
ATTN:  Cynthia Garnes
1170 Tile Mill Road
Beaver, OH  45613

5 Responses to “Donate A Copy Of The Rapture Of The Nerds

  1. Andrew

    Thank you for the suggestion to make donations of books to schools. Very few things feel as good as giving the gift of books to kids.

  2. Saskia Scheltjens

    We received our free copy today by mail and are processing it as soon as possible to be put in our library. Thank you Tanguy Rademakers, who ever you are, for your kind donation! Very much appreciated!
    Saskia Scheltjens, faculty librarian Arts & Philosophy Ghent University

  3. Adam Cios

    Received our copy today. Thank you so much. I will have it catalogued and in the collection ASAP, after I read it of course.

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