Our donation guidelines are based on our ability to resell items and limited storage facilities.

If you would not purchase it in its current condition, please DO NOT donate it!

We are unable to accept:

  1. Large donations (more than 8 shopping bags or boxes) without specific arrangements - see volunteers at the store.
  2. Books and other written materials that are not in good condition
    1. Damp, moldy, smelly, smoky
    2. Underlined or highlighted
    3. With torn pages or backs
    4. Generally not in good condition
  3. General fiction and mystery books without dust jackets or older than 2010 copyrights. Exceptions for classic literature and science fiction.
  4. Certain types of media such as:
    1. Outdated atlases, computer manuals, price lists for collectors, and travel guides
    2. Textbooks older than 3 years
    3. Library discards, pornographic materials, or catalogs
    4. Encyclopedias and other multi-volume sets
    5. Teacher edition texts without student books
    6. Readers Digest condensed fiction and non-fiction
    7. VHS tapes 
    8. Cassette tapes
    9. Vinyl records
  5. Craft and food magazines older than 12 months, any other magazines older than 4 months

Thank you for your cooperation in making the Friends Bookstore a pleasant place to browse and shop!