Donate Books

IMG_5684Our kids need your donations of new and gently used children’s books!

If you have books you’d like to donate to children in our area, please drop them in the Book Harvest bins at any of these locations. You can also buy them on Amazon to have them shipped to our office by clicking here.

Book Donation Locations

Book Harvest, Durham
Clifton and Mauney Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Chapel Hill
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill
Happymess Art Studios, Durham
Letters Bookshop, Durham
Amazon WishList

McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham
Twig, Chapel Hill
ActivEdge Fitness and Sports, Durham
Triangle Table Tennis, Morrisville


If  your location would be interested in serving as a book donation site, please email

If you are not in central North Carolina and have books to donate, you can ship them very cost-effectively to us via US Postal Service media mail. Please pack your book boxes securely and send them to:

Book Harvest
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Every book you donate will be given to a child who needs books! We have distributed more than 495,000 books to date. With your help, we can reach even more kids with books.

Please click here to download an in-kind donation receipt for your gift of books.

Thank you!

Our History:

In our first five years, our generous community donated over 500,000 books to Book Harvest. More than 200 book drives have been run in schools, workplaces, congregations, civic organizations, retail stores, scout troops, alumni/ae groups, running clubs, and book clubs, and by people celebrating milestones such as birthdays and graduations. Many of our book drive captains were children and teens.

Our biggest public event of 2016 was itself a book drive. For the fourth year in a row, we held a giant community-wide book drive on MLK Day. Thousands of people donated more than 28,000 books in a single day, helping greatly to fuel our work. Since 2011, the Triangle community has answered our call for books with profound generosity and stunning effectiveness.

See the journey of our 500,000th book here!

The inflow of books is testament to our community’s commitment to ensuring that all our children grow up in homes where books are plentiful. Thank you!