In this section we've gathered information about different ways you can distribute Srila Prabhupada's books and share Krishna consciousness with others. We can all distribute books whether we are students, factory workers, professionals, housewives, ashram residents, or full-time sankirtan devotees.
Going out with books
We can introduce Srila Prabhupada's books to people by going out to meet them on the streets, in shopping malls, at airports--wherever people gather.
From the time of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Vaishnavas have been going door to door to introduce people to devotional literature and thought. Srila Prabhupada himself went door to door in India while distributing the early editions of his Back to Godhead magazine. It's often the most relaxed way to meet people and to discuss Krishna consciousness.
When we travel to places where people have not had the opportunity to contact Krishna consciousness, either with the sole purpose of bringing them Srila Prabhupada's books or for any other reason, we can also hold sankirtan processions, offer the local people prasada (food offered to Krishna), hold programs in homes and schools, and celebrate festivals in public halls. This is a wonderful way to share the spiritual culture Srila Prabhupada has given us.
We can distribute books to those who come to our temples. Kamalavati Dasi from the New Vrindavan community in West Virginia writes, “There are opportunities everywhere to distribute Srila Prabhupada’s books. I’ve realized, however, that one of the best (and often most overlooked) places you’ll find to distribute is very close by your own temple room.”
by congregational members
Some devotees live in ashrams, but many live near--and sometimes far--from temple communities. Regardless of where we live, we can all become part of the book distribution mission by distributing books to family, friends, coworkers, in our travels, and by going out to meet people in public places.
To find out more about book distribution and how you can take part, contact your nearest ISKCON center.