book donations: what we need

Looking to donate?  Here’s what we need!

PAPERBACK ONLY!

  1. Dictionaries
  2. Urban fiction
  3. Lesbian fiction
  4. Composition books
  5. Daily meditations
  6. GED prep books, or any math or writing workbooks
  7. Books on drug or alcohol recovery
  8. Yoga or exercise books
  9. Health books for HIV positive people
  10. Health books for people with Hepatitis C
  11. Books on Wicca
  12. Books on racism and/or mass imprisonment

PAPERBACK ONLY!

Thanks for all of your help in stocking our library!

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IMPORTANT: Learn more before donating books
Please check with us before organizing a book drive or putting together a donation of more than a few books from your own library. We are well stocked and storage space is limited.

256 packages so far in 2019!

Last year we sent 4,852 packages—nearly 13,500 books and composition books in all. Big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you. (updated January 21, 2019)

Help us get the most wanted books!

Check out the books we always need
Spotlight: Puzzle books, urban fiction and true crime

• Shop our Amazon wish list (feel free to buy from the list at other stores)

Donate money quickly and easily

Or send your check or money order to 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.

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