Put your gently-used books to good use! Donate books to Books for America, a book re-use organization serving the metro-Washington, DC area.
Launched in Washington, DC back in 2002, Books for America operated as a non-profit organization and found new homes for more than 1 million books. We accepted donations of gently-used books and used them to build and improve libraries in schools, shelters and many other educational organizations. Unfortunately, as with many other local charities, financial realities were daunting and Books for America eventually had to change its format.
Books for America has been reborn as a for-profit company whose new mission is to collect donated books and sell them as a fundraising tool for local schools and non-profits. Books that cannot be sold but which are in excellent condition will be donated to local Washington, DC area non-profit organizations and schools. We hope you will continue to donate books to Books for America!
Please note that we cannot provide a tax receipt for donations of books, but please know that the sale of your books will support some wonderful local schools and organizations.
As always, we are seeking books of high quality. Books must be in excellent condition and have been published recently. The exception is rare or antiquarian books.
Please give us a call at 202.997.1597 to arrange a pickup in Northern Virginia and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.