We gladly accept sellable books in good condition from individuals, corporations, philanthropic groups, libraries, book sales, and anyone else who has them! All book donations are tax-deductible.

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Every month, we're out on the road (in rented cars) picking up thousands of books for our store, programs, and students. Find out how YOU can help us increase pickups to 15,000 books a month, give many of them away to some of our neediest students, increase book grants to adult communities, and more!

Donate Books
How To Donate Books

Have books you don't need? Put them towards literacy by donating them to us.

1) You can drop them off at (or mail them to) our store:

213 W. Institute Pl.
Chicago, IL 60610 | see map

Mon - Sat 10am - 7pm
Sun 12n - 6pm

2) You can schedule a pickup. (Chicago donors only)


Donate Books
What Kinds Of Books To Donate

We welcome any sellable book in good condition. This includes fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, children's books, and more! We are also now accepting CDs and DVDs in good playable condition.

There are a few kinds of books we can't use and don't accept. See the list.


Donate Books
Book Donation FAQ

Have a question about donating your books? Here's a list of frequently asked questions and answers to them.
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