stock the shelves!
Did you know that you can ask your local public library to purchase books? They have funds allocated for this very purpose, so why not visit your library and ask them to put those dollars to good use in buying some literature from your favorite authors? This is a great way to get those new authors or lesser-known novels onto the shelves and into the hands of a wider audience of readers!
The Stock the Shelves campaign, sponsored by Chrism Press, is your prompt to ask for fiction from Catholic and Orthodox authors - books that are often less known to the general public. Some libraries have a place online where you can make materials purchase requests, but the way I did it was to stop by the front desk with a list of about eight different fiction novels by Catholic authors. I asked them to consider making these purchases.
Keep in mind that you can do this year-round! Some libraries are nearing the end of their fiscal years right now, so it is possible they have extra money they need to spend, but asking for books to be purchased in the fall when they have more money available would be a good strategy as well.
You can visit Chrism Press's website to see a list of participating authors - consider asking for one of their books at your own library! As for me, I have no books published as yet, but I hope to be able to get some into the libraries once Firetender comes out early next year.
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