Reach A Reader Resources





ARCs Float On

ARCs--advance review copies--are uncorrected proofs used by book reviewers. Because it isn't a good idea to re-sell ARCs, many reviewers and bloggers would like to find places in their community to donate these books. ARCs Float On is a grassroots effort by Reach A Reader Advisory Board member Sarah Mulhern Gross (The Reading Zone) to get ARCs into classroom libraries by matching willing donors with needy teachers.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Teachers interested in being contacted by donors may register here. Your information will be vetted and added to our searchable database. Reviewers with books to donate may search the database for schools. Donors are then responsible for contacting teachers with a list of the books they have available, and to arrange for shipping or dropoff of the books--it's up to both parties how to "float" the ARCs. Donors are responsible for all arrangements and shipping costs. We just provide you with the means to connect.

If you are interested in donating books, you may check our database using the search function below.

If you would like to be removed from the database or have any of your information updated, please notify us at admin (at) reachareader (dot) org

Search for Schools

You may search by state (2-digit postal code), type of school (rural, urban, suburban, or reservation) or reading grade level (K-3, 4-5, 6-7, 7-8, High School, MG, or YA).

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Huge thanks to Shirley McKee for helping out with this search page!