Book Gifting Program

Will James At Typewriter

Book Gifting Program

WJS currently has an inventory of books to be gifted (no charge) to schools and public libraries throughout the United States and Canada, as well as other English speaking countries. These books are also made available to military units around the world.

WJS has gifted more than 2,300 books through the Book Gifting program and our goal is to do more. Your donation to the Book Gifting Program is tax deductible.

Please send your request to:
The Will James Society c/o John Washington, Treasurer
1180 Sage Ocean Ct
Gardnerville, Nevada 89460

If you woud like to apply for Will James Books to be gifted to a school, library, hospital or military base in your area please contact:

Sharon DeCarlo at 775-265-7137
or cell 775-790-1880



Look what WJS member Carol Garrett has been up to!

Books donated to Guthrie, OK Public Library by Carol Garrett
were well received as they have many requests for stories from the old west. This librarian had read "Smoky" in her youth.

Gretna, NE public library, Carol’s hometown where she first read Smoky. She gifted a full set of Will James’ books. Old West Museum in Cheyenne, WY. A full set of books for the kids summer reading program. Union Valley Elementary 2501 E. 30th Avenue Hutchinson, KS Gifted by WJS Member Carol Garrett, Texas.


Thank you to all who have supported the Book Gifting Program, either with your monetary gifts or with your involvement actually gifting the books. We have over 4,000 books in our inventory to be gifted to schools or public libraries.We need more of you to help in getting these books into the hands of readers.We have been gifting about 400 books annually and would like to increase the rate of gifting. The easiest thing to do is to identify a school or public library in your immediate area that would like a set of Will James books. From there you can contact schools and public libraries throughout your state. We have found that personal contact is most effective. If you want to really have fun, you can get involved with the delivery of books to see the faces of young readers light up when you personally deliver the books and talk about Will James. It is a real treat.

The Request Form is available from:

Ed White
669 Picabo Drive,
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Sharon DeCarlo,
1444 Glenwood Drive,
Gardnerville, NV 89460 or
or call 775-265-7137.

The following is a list of the recipients of Will James books in 2018 and 2019