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this page last updated February 08, 2009

Larry Walker's Bookshelf

I have low vision which makes reading printed material tedious and unpleasant. Therefore, I have decided to donate essentially all of my books (a few hundred over time) to America's Bookshelf, an online dispersed library service/book club. I have selected Western Watersheds Project (WWP) as my designated nonprofit organization. That means that each time one of the specific copies that I have donated changes hands, WWP will receive a donation of $0.30.5 The following are some of the books that I have placed into the America's Bookshelf system so far.

Book Title 1Cost from
2Cost from
Ariel: A Book of the Change
Author: Steven Boyett
ISBN: 0441029205
6.68 3.50 48%
Chrysalis 9
Author: Roy Torgeson
ISBN: 082171077X
3.84 3.50 9%
 Defending the desert: Conserving biodiversity on BLM lands in the Southwest
Author: Allen Cooperrider
3la 3.50 ??
Author: James White
ISBN: 0345296133
4.89 3.50 28%
North American Buffalo: A Critical Study of the Species in Its Wild State
Author: F. G. Roe
ISBN: 0802061370
43.49 3.50 92%
Sacred Cows at the Public Trough
Author: Nancy Ferguson
ISBN: 0892880910
3.59 3.50 3%
The Federal Lands Revisited
Author: Marion Clawson
ISBN: 0801830982
4.47 3.50 22%
The Glucose Revolution Pocket Guide to the Top 100 Low Glycemic Foods
Author: Kaye Foster-Powell
ISBN: 1569246785
Mass Market Paperback
4.73 3.50 26%
Author: L. Neil Smith
ISBN: 0345303822
5.08 3.50 31%
The New Glucose Revolution Complete Guide to Glycemic Index Values
Author: Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Susanna Holt
ISBN: 1569244782
9.98 3.50 65%
 The New Glucose Revolution: The Authoritative Guide to the Glycemic Index--the Dietary Solution for Lifelong Health
Author: Jennie Brand-Miller, Thomas M.S. Wolever, Kaye Foster-Powell, Stephen Colagiuri
ISBN: 1569245061
8.42 3.50 58%
The Western Range Revisited: Removing Livestock from Public Lands to Conserve Native Biodiversity (Legal History of North America Series, Vol 5)
Author: Debra L. Donahue
ISBN: 0806132981
10.20 3.50 66%
Torpedo Run
Author: Douglas Reeman
ISBN: 0515066389
Mass Market Paperback
4.22 3.50 17%
Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West
Edited by George Wuerthner and Mollie Matteson
ISBN: 1559639423
18.49 3.50 81%

1 Single copy cost of cheapest used book, including shipping and handling ($3.49 per book) from Cost as of February 16, 2006 (or date of donation if later) subject to change without notification.
2 Including shipping and handling, but excluding annual membership fee.
3 Limited Availability: Special order required without guarantee of when or if the order may be filled, nor at what cost.
4 Why obtain a book from America's Bookshelf when there is no savings over the cost of buying the book from Because $0.30 will be donated to a nonprofit organization (if designated by the original donor of the book) if you get the book from America's Bookshelf.5
America's Bookshelf has been forced to terminate their charitable donation program, at least for now.
This from America's Bookshelf: "...very sad to report that we have to put the fundraising portion of Americas Book Shelf on hold. When we designed our fundraiser we had no idea that the laws were changing. CCV (commercial Co Venturing) is now in 39 states ... I think these laws were lobbied through legislation in the 39 states by the big and controlling fundraising businesses to keep any new competition at bay. After several meetings with my Lawyer and CPA, Deb and I have decided they have won for now. $ 25.000 dollars annually for licensing and bonding in 39 states is just too costly at this time."