Online bookstore

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Christianne Ray, community relations manager for Goodwill Southern California, 323.539.2095 or

Goodwill launches online bookstore

Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 26, 2010 – Goodwill Southern California (GSC) has launched an online site to sell books. Through, GSC will offer donated books that are determined to be of special value or interest.  The site officially launches…

GSC stores will select donated books to be sold on the site. Books are scanned at stores, entered into the online system, and sent over to a main distribution center at GSC’s Los Angeles campus, where once sold, they are then sent off to the buyer. Goodwill clients, individuals working to increase job skills and gain work experience, are employed in the distribution center.

Not all books that are of special interest will be placed online. Goodwill shoppers will still have access to unique finds at Goodwill stores. Only a small portion of books from each store will be made available for online purchase.

“We look forward to being able to reach a wider range of shoppers through our online outlet,” says Doug Barr, president of Goodwill Southern California.  “Funds generated from book sales go toward GSC mission services to transform lives through the power of work.”

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