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Donate Books

Got books? We want 'em!

We rely on new and gently-used book donations from our community to support and strengthen book inventory for all of our Book Access Programs. We accept books for readers of all ages! 


Local Drop-Off Locations

Books for Keeps has drop-off locations around town in Athens, GA including our BFK Warehouse and office. We recommend large donations be coordinated directly with the Books for Keeps team. Email us at to schedule a drop-off with our team. 

For smaller donations (5 boxes of books or less), feel free to drop them off at any of our around-town businesses. We recommend calling ahead  to the location before bringing books, so that you can confirm hours and any guidelines used by these businesses – including what entrance to use, whether you should remain in your car, or whether masks are required. We want to accept your donated books and be good neighbors to these businesses!

***Please do not donate textbooks and encyclopedias. These books, unfortunately, are rarely selected during distribution events and will likely be recycled.***

Host a BFK Book Drive


Contact Our Team

Get in touch with a member of our Book Access Team with your information, and we'll send you everything you need to get started (including a book collection bin if needed)!


Collect Books

Host your book drive! Spread the word, collect new and gently-used books at your chosen location(s) and date(s), and keep us posted if you need anything during the process. 


Schedule Pick-Up or Drop-Off

At the end of your book drive, reach back out to our team to let us know if you'd like someone to come and pick them up or schedule a day and time to drop them off at our BFK Book Warehouse. 

We love celebrating our Book Drive partners! During your book drive, send us photos or tag us @bfk_athens, and we'll help spread the word across our community!

What does BFK do with donated books?

We redistribute them back into the community! When books are donated to Books for Keeps, their first stop is our BFK Warehouse. Volunteers and staff sort through the titles and categorize them by book type and reading level. Our team determines where the books go next based on program need. Books might then land on our BFK Bookmobile, at the annual Community Book Fair,  and more! Learn more here.

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