We received the same book with the same note today! I don’t recall ever having received a book this way in the past. I thought perhaps it had been sent by the author via Amazon and that perhaps she didn’t quite understand what we do. However, if she’s sending to all CFB’s, maybe she is just trying to reach state libraries and doesn’t realize that not all of us have the same kind of affiliation.


Jennifer Widman

Director, South Dakota Center for the Book

South Dakota Humanities Council

1215 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A

Brookings, SD  57006-4107

Phone: (605)688-5715

Fax: (605)688-4531

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Matheis, Bonnie
Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2018 3:11 PM
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Subject: Book Received from Amazon


Hi all,


Yesterday, the Illinois Center for the Book received the book, Patchwork Love, from Amazon. With it, we received a note from Amazon stating,


“A gift for you. Please accept this copy of Patchwork Love for your state library collection. Fiction, general, family life, mystery. LOC 2017911090. Author Linda Lou Burton. 870-210-5170. [log in to unmask].”


We’re a little confused by this here and wondering if any of you have received books like this from Amazon or this book from Amazon at your state center?  





Bonnie Matheis

Coordinator, Illinois Center for the Book


Illinois Center for the Book

Illinois State Library

Gwendolyn Brooks Building

300 South Second Street

Springfield, Illinois 62701


Office: 217-558-2065

Fax: 217-782-1877


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Jesse White, Secretary of State and State Librarian


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