The Face of Books for Good: Lynn Vorys

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Book lovers with money are always looking for great places to hunt for rare treasures to add to their collections. When we winnow out those collections, we often want to get our books into the hands of other book lovers, particularly those who may have less money. Lynn Vorys has combined those two passions, and created a unique not-for-profit operation which not only gets great books to people at a discount price, but also provides much needed financial help to her community in Fletcher, N.C.

Vorys says that she always loved books, and as a result, started working around them when she was only 12 years-old. She even had to get a special note from her parents to allow her to work at such a young age.

Owner Lynn Vorys and volunteer Harry Hankla. Photo by Tim Robison.
Owner Lynn Vorys and volunteer Harry Hankla. Photo by Tim Robison.

In 2014, she decided to create a community bookstore, which relies on community donations to stack the shelves. People who donate their books are allowed to select a charity to benefit from the sale. The only money deducted from the net sales is for rent and utilities. The bookstore is completely staffed by volunteers.

For more info, check out Books For Good

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