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Donate books to the CSULB University Library through our Amazon Wish List.
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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CSULB Library Amazon Wish List

     Donate a new book from our Amazon Wish List

AND be the first person to check it out


      Titles on our Wish List are chosen from the Los Angeles Times Best Sellers and the New York Times Best Sellers lists, and include:


                                   Non-fiction                   Biography                       Children and Young Adult                       Fiction


 Please include your email address on an Amazon "gift card," so we can acknowledge your gift, and note on the gift card if you want to be the first person to check out the book.  You must be associated with CSULB to check out the book.



Featured books (there are many more on the Amazon list):

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Clean - David Sheff
ISBN: 054784865X
An expose of a failed drug rehab system, offering a science based solution.

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Detroit - Charlie LeDuff
ISBN: 1594205345
The Pulitzer Prize winning journalist investigates the decline of his hometown.

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Dogfight - Calvin Trillin
ISBN: 0812993683
Witty prose details highlights from the presidential election campaign.

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Facing the Wave - Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 0307907317
Stories, insight and eyewitness accounts from the aftermath of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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How Children Succeed - Paul Tough
ISBN: 0547564651
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
The author argues for character and curiosity over intelligence in raising successful children.

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Journalism - Joe Sacco
ISBN: 9780805094862
Publication Date: 2012-06-19

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Killing Kennedy - Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard
ISBN: 9780805096668
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

A recounting of the events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

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Killing Lincoln - Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard
ISBN: 9780805093070
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
The dramatic events in spring 1865 leading to President Lincoln's assassination.

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Safari - Dan Kainen; Carol Kaufmann (As told to)
ISBN: 0761163808
Photicular technology makes animals leap from the page in this 3D-like safari ride through Kenya.

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The Future - Al Gore
ISBN: 0812992946
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
The former vice president identifies issues and emerging forces reshaping our world.



 Featured books (there are many more on the Amazon list):
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Coolidge - Amity Shlaes
ISBN: 0061967556
A reexamination of "Silent Cal," America’s thirtieth president.

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Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story - D. T. Max
ISBN: 9780670025923
Publication Date: 2012-08-30
Biography of David Foster Wallace.

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Thomas Jefferson - Jon Meacham
ISBN: 1400067669
Publication Date: 2012-11-13
A new and unique portrait of the Founding Father and statesman.

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Elsewhere - Richard Russo
ISBN: 9780307959539
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist examines his intense relationship with his late mother.

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Seward - Walter Stahr
ISBN: 9781439121184
Publication Date: 2013-09-17
A biography of the former secretary of state and Lincoln’s closest adviser during the Civil War.

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The Friedkin Connection - William Friedkin
ISBN: 0061775126
A memoir from the director of such legendary films as "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist."



 Featured books (there are many more on the Amazon list):
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The Burgess Boys - Elizabeth Strout
ISBN: 1400067685
Two brothers return to their small home town in Maine when their nephew commits a hate crime.

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The Dinner - Herman Koch
ISBN: 0770437850
How far parents are prepared to go to protect those they love is the topic of this dinner conversation.

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Life after Life - Kate Atkinson
ISBN: 0316176486
A woman is reincarnated in multiple iterations of herself in the same events focusing on wartime Europe.

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Winter of the World - Ken Follett
ISBN: 9780525952923
Publication Date: 2012-09-18
Book two of the Century trilogy finds the characters from “Fall of Giants” swept up in war.

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A Week in Winter - Maeve Binchy
ISBN: 0307273571
An eccentric group of guests visit a country Inn on the Irish Coast.

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Mary Coin - Marisa Silver
ISBN: 0399160701
This work of fiction was inspired by the Dorothea Lange's iconic photograph of a migrant mother during the Depression

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A Tale for the Time Being - Ruth Ozeki
ISBN: 0670026638
A Japanese girl's diary and the story of the novelist who finds it.

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The Interestings - Meg Wolitzer
ISBN: 9781594488399
The bond formed between six teenagers at an arts summer camp is explored through adulthood.

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And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
ISBN: 159463176X
A father's decision to give his 3-year-old daughter to a wealthy family in Kabul begins a 60-year Afghan history lesson.

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The Woman Upstairs - Claire Messud
ISBN: 0307596907
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
A teacher's life is awakened by new neighbors, an enchanting Lebanese family


Children and Young Adult

We also have a Wish List for donating Children's Books to our children's literature collection.

Featured books (there are many more on the Amazon list):

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The Mark of Athena - Rick Riordan
ISBN: 9781423140603
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
The Greek and Roman demigods unite to defeat the Earth Mother, Gaea.

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Who Could That Be at This Hour? - Lemony Snicket
ISBN: 9780316123082
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
The author returns to narrate a mystery from when he was 12.

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Timmy Failure - Stephan Pastis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0763660507
Meet Timmy Failure--the clueless, comically self-confident 11 year old CEO of the best detective agency in town.

Suggest A Book

Would you like to purchase a book for the library that you don't see on the Amazon WishList?  Click below to submit your suggestion.

  • Suggest a Book
    Be sure to include in the comments section that you would like to donate the book, and use an email address where we can get back to you.

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