Quick Answer: Where Can I Donate Books?

You can donate books at several locations in your city, including:

  • The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest providers of social aid.
  • Goodwill.
  • Local Libraries.
  • Vietnam Veterans of America.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
  • Other Local Charities.
  • Local Theaters.
  • Retirement Homes.

Book Donations

  • The Salvation Army. 194 Front Street. Hempstead, NY 11550.
  • St. John’s Hospital – Volunteer Office (Room 616)
  • Better World Books. To locate a local book drop, visit www.betterworldbooks.com/go/donate.
  • Lupus Foundation. 1-888-445-8787.
  • Jewish Community Center of West Hempstead. 711 Dogwood Avenue.
  • Book Fairies. Freeport, NY.
  • When we last checked, there were TWO other thrift stores on Staten Island that we are aware of who might be accepting used books:
  • Tottenville Thrift Shop. 223 Main Street, SI, NY 10307.
  • Bay Street Thrift. 1090 Bay Street, SI, NY 10305.
  • Also consider these options:
  • NYC Books Through Bars.
  • Stop ‘N’ Swap® | GrowNYC.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center. 7 reviews. $ Thrift Stores, Donation Center.
  • New York Public Library – Pelham Bay Library. 4 reviews.
  • Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria. 12 reviews.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center. 6 reviews.
  • MyUnique. 56 reviews.
  • Turn the Page Again. 36 reviews.
  • Queens Borough Public Library. 81 reviews. Libraries.
  • Turn the Page Again. 37 reviews. $ Bookstores.
  • Bayside Thrift Shop. 22 reviews. $ Thrift Stores.
  • The Bridge To Life. 3 reviews.
  • The Worthy Pause. 12 reviews.
  • Jing Si Books & Cafe. 1 review.
  • Leave No Footprint. 36 reviews.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store. 14 reviews.
  • Freebird Books & Goods. 20 reviews. $ Bookstores.
  • The Salvation Army Family Store & Donation Center. 36 reviews.
  • Unnameable Books. 90 reviews.
  • Community Bookstore. 65 reviews.
  • WORD. 116 reviews.
  • Strand Bookstore. 1366 reviews.
  • Brooklyn Public Library – Central Library. 128 reviews.
  • Housing Works Thrift Shop.

The proceeds are donated to non-profit literacy organizations helping children, families, schools and libraries. A full list of drop-box locations are located on the website. As a last resort (i.e. if books are in poor condition), you can throw them in your Philadelphia Recycling Bins for curbside recycling.DROP OFF: Donations of more than five boxes need to be dropped off at the Pilsen store.

  • West Loop. 645 W Couch Pl. (
  • Pilsen. 905 W. 19th St. Chicago, IL 60608 (map) – Drop slot in front of the building.
  • River North. 802 W.
  • Hillside. 5979 Butterfield Rd.
  • Northbrook.
  • Block 37 in the Loop.
  • Roosevelt Collection Shops in S.

You can donate books at a variety of locations in your community, including:

  • The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army accepts used goods donations, including hardback and paperback books.
  • Goodwill.
  • Libraries.
  • Local Thrift Stores.
  • Got Books?
  • Reading Tree.
  • Books for Soldiers.
  • Books for Africa.

Reuse | Re-Read: NYC Book Donation Centers

  • New York Public Library.
  • The Strand Bookstore will buy your books and may even pick-up and pack your books in large collections!
  • Books Through Bars donations are dropped off at Freebird Books, 123 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Housing Works Bookstore Café guidelines here.
  • New York Public Library – St. Agnes Library. 26 reviews.
  • St Francis Thrift Store. 28 reviews. $ Used, Vintage & Consignment.
  • Westsider Rare and Used Books. 101 reviews.
  • Housing Works Thrift Shop. 59 reviews.
  • The Book Cellar. 26 reviews.
  • Book Culture. 92 reviews.
  • Book-Off. 308 reviews.
  • Goodwill Thrift Shop. 33 reviews.

Where can I donate books in my area?

You can donate books at a variety of locations in your community, including:

  1. The Salvation Army. The Salvation Army accepts used goods donations, including hardback and paperback books.
  2. Goodwill. Goodwill accepts used book donations for their resale stores.
  3. Libraries.
  4. Local Thrift Stores.
  5. Got Books?
  6. Reading Tree.

Where can I donate encyclopedias?

They take donations of all kinds, including books and even encyclopedia sets. Donations can be given directly at a nearby store, usually during specific hours and in the back of the store, or can be given by contacting your nearest Salvation Army or Goodwill and having them pick up the donation.

Where can I get rid of old books?

10 Ways to Recycle Your Old Books

  • Donate to your local library. Bring your gently used books to your local library.
  • Donate to a local charity. Bring your boxes of used books to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or other local charity.
  • Make some gift tags.
  • Recycle your unusable books.
  • Sell them or give them away online.
  • Make a “Free Books” box.

Can you donate to a library?

We do not accept donations of old news magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias. All donations are accepted without condition, and immediately become the property of the library. They cannot be returned. Some donations will be added to the collection.

Can you donate bras?

Free the Girls accepts new and gently used bras of all sizes, styles, and types. If there isn’t one near you, you can also mail your bras directly to the organization. You can even send a note to the girls who receive the bras along with your donation.

Does the Salvation Army pick up?

Schedule a Free Donation Pick Up

Call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) to discuss a free pick up of your clothing, furniture or household items or to find out the nearest drop off location bin. Due to laws and other regulations, there may be some items that we cannot accept as donations.