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Make a Book Donation
View out wish list. Ordering books of thewishlist is easy and fast and ensures that you are donating a much needed book.

Thank you so much for thinking to donate books to us. Our books go to learners who have very few or no books and each book is used by many different people, so we ask that all donations be in good to excellent condition.

We don’t like to start with a negative tone, but please note that these are the books that WE CANNOT USE:

  • Large format coffee table books (except art books)

  • Gourmet cookbooks and diet books

  • Contemporary fiction and non fiction

  • Textbooks for learning a foreign language (French, Spanish, German etc.)

  • Any book that has yellowing pages, broken spine, musty smell, underlining etc.

And these are the kinds of books that we are happy to accept:   

  • Children's Books: for all ages - preschool through High School, fiction and non-fiction

  • Classics and simplified classics

  • Short Story Collections

  • Poetry

  • English readers and grammar books

  • Teaching methods and materials

  • English as a Second Language books and materials

  • Books in Spanish or French for native speakers in all subjects -- children and adult titles

  • Spanish/English and French/English dictionaries

  • Crafts/Home Arts: sewing, cooking, knitting etc.(not needlepoint)

  • DIY books: carpentry, masonry, auto repair etc.

  • Construction/Industrial Arts

  • Health, any and all types

  • Textbooks: High School and College -- no more than 5 years old

  • Computer and IT training latest titles only

  • Business, Banking, Finance, Accounting.

  • Agriculture, vegetable gardening, beekeeping, animal husbandry

  • Ecology and environment

  • Reference books: Dictionaries, atlases -- no more that 10 years old

  • Art Books

  • Maps

You may donate books we cannot use to libraries listed on the other side.

Local libraries accepting book donations year round. Visit their websites or call to confirm donation procedures.

Ferguson Library

At the corner of Bedford & Broad Streets


(203) 351-8277

Norwalk Public Library

1 Belden Ave.



Pequot Library

720 Pequot Avenue


(203) 259-0346

Westport Public Library

20 Jesup Road


(203) 291-4840

Wilton Public Library

137 Old Ridgefield Road


Tel: 203-762-3950

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