to volunteer distributors are on hold but they may indeed resume. If
you're interested (and patient!), please sign up for the newsletter
& I'll keep you posted about what's happening and how to be part
How does it work?
send you some books (usually about 5 copies), and you go to your local
bookstores and libraries and place them on the shelves.
Where do you need distributors?
I will send books to you anywhere in the world. Even if other distributors
are working in your area, we still need you. Keeping the book in stores
over time means many visits to each site. Every store has hundreds of
places where someone could leave a book.
What kinds of sites should I choose?
you would normally find books, anywhere where books are sold whatever
sort of store it might be, any library. I'm particularly looking for
distributors with access to private libraries such as university or
Do I have to persuade the bookstores and libraries to take part in the
You simply enter the site and discreetly place the books where you wish.
What if I am questioned or stopped?
that you're participating in a public art project, and briefly describe
FREE WORDS. If the salesperson or librarian is interested in participating,
continue on with what you're doing. If not, simply leave and go on to
another site. I've never actually been questioned by anyone.
What part of the store or library do I put them in?
up to you. Generally the book is filed alphabetically under FREE whenever
What about photographs?
of site placements are always welcome, but not required.
What about the pink stickers?
will get a bunch of stickers (which are also mailable postcards w/info
on the back). Where conditions permit, these can be put up near sites.
They can also be slipped between the pages of books & magazines,
mailed to friends, etc.
Is there anything else I have to do?
email me a list of the sites
where you've placed books, including the name, street, and town of the
site dates, how many books you left, and roughly where in the site they
were placed. I'll keep you updated on the progress of the project. There
will be parties.
Can I keep a copy of the book for myself.?
How do I sign up?
up for the newsletter and we'll let you know
when we're ready to send out a new batch of books. Shipments have been
rather irregular lately, but we working towards sending something out
monthly. Follow instructions in the newsletter to sign up for the books
we have available.