Apr 22, 2014
Where can I donate used books?
I have a lot of old books like textbooks and children's books. Is there anything I can do to get rid of them without throwing them in the dumpster? Don from Erie County
Nearly every public library has a "Friends of the Library" volunteer support group, and almost all such groups host used book sales to raise money for the library. Call the nearest public library and ask how to donate your used books to the friends. If the library can't help you, call the next-closest library. You shouldn't have to make more than one or two calls.
Goodwill Industries also accepts used book donations and sells the books in its stores.
When you donate used books to a charitable group (or donate old clothes, or anything else), always ask for a receipt. Charitable donations often can be listed as a deduction on your federal income tax return.
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