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About SelectBooks

SelectBooks brings books to readers across Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. We believe that when we read together, we build community — and so much more. What you’ll find in SelectBooks is More Than Words.

The Ford Family Foundation staff curate the SelectBooks collection with the goal of providing up-to-date resources about issues and topics of interest in rural communities. The views expressed by the authors in these books are not necessarily the views of The Ford Family Foundation.

Who can order from the SelectBooks collection?

The SelectBooks collection is available to any resident of Oregon and Siskiyou County, California.

Is there a cost for books?

All books are available for FREE. There is no charge for shipping.

That seems too good to be true. What’s the catch?

There is no catch! The Ford Family Foundation believes in the power of rural communities. SelectBooks is a resource available to residents so they grow as individuals and engage as active members of their communities.

Learn more about the work of The Ford Family Foundation and the rural communities it supports at

How are books chosen for the SelectBooks collection?

Each book is thoughtfully chosen and reviewed by staff of The Ford Family Foundation with the goal of providing up-to-date resources for readers. Generally books align with the values of The Ford Family Foundation and help readers lean into the current conversations, issues and ideas circulating in rural communities in our region.

What if I have a recommendation for SelectBooks?

The SelectBooks team would be happy to hear from you. Reach out to us at [email protected].