In a time of shrinking budgets, both for schools and for households, teachers struggle more than ever to keep their classrooms properly supplied. Ann Arbor’s beloved bookseller, Borders, Inc., is doing its
part to help.
Borders has deepened its longstanding commitment to teachers with its participation in the National Teacher Registry, a free online service that lets teachers and schools compile wish lists of classroom-related items from participating suppliers. Friends, donors, and well-wishers can log on and purchase the needed supplies from the retailers at cost, and have them delivered directly to the classroom.
A wide range of products are already available through the National Teacher Registry, from art supplies to sporting goods to musical equipment. Borders has made available some 80,000 book and music
titles to suit the needs of teachers at all levels. And products sold through the NTR are priced with no mark-up, which in the case of books generally amounts to thirty to forty percent less than retail price.
Borders has long offered teachers a 25 percent discount in its stores, along with regular Educator Appreciation Weeks when discounts are higher. But by joining this valuable service, a company with a commitment to the community has just gotten better. www.nationalteacherregistry.com