Make a Difference / Make a Little Money
We are looking to
partner with a socially conscious entrepreneur to sell books online on consignment.
The mission of U-C Books to Prisoners is to provide free books to people incarcerated in
Illinois and to promote education about incarceration and prisons. We serve prisoners
in 33 State and Federal institutions in Illinois and operate libraries at two Champaign
County Jail facilities.
Each year, Books to Prisoners receives donations of approximately 15,000 used books
beyond those needed to fulfill our mission. We seek to work with an online bookseller
who will select books from this inventory to sell on a consignment basis on a variety of
platforms. The online seller will have dedicated space in the IMC building in Downtown
Urbana to house the inventory of books. The space comes with free utilities and free
Internet. No investment in inventory is required and the current bookseller will
transfer her catalog of over 2,000 books listed on Amazon to the new seller. In the past
the seller has averaged sales of about 2,100 books a year. Sales revenues are currently
split 50 / 50 with Books to Prisoners. This arrangement is open to negotiation.
If you have some experience with online book sales and are looking for a profitable side
gig that makes a difference, please send a statement of interest to:
BooksellerForBookstoPrisoners@gmail.com by June 9 for primary consideration.