Book Donations

Donation days

Unfortunately, we are still unable to accept book donations outside of designated donation events. We held two donation days in summer 2021. We do not have any more donation days scheduled at this time; the next one is likely to be in early 2022.  We have a large backlog of boxed books in our off-site warehouse, and the pandemic has made it hard to get them sorted and given away. But we know many of you have been saving books for us to share with the rest of the community, and we’re grateful for that!

*If you have several boxes of books for children and/or young adults that you would like to donate, please Contact us.

If you leave book donations outside our building, you may be cited by the City for illegal dumping. Thank you for your understanding.

There are currently no restrictions on wish list supplies or non-book donations.

Money Donations

Please support us through our charity page at the PayPal Giving Fund. We will receive 100% of your donation, with no fees to you or us. If you are located out-of-state, please use this option.

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If you are local to Maryland, you may also donate via Donorbox using the form below:

The IRS has reinstated our nonprofit status. According to our IRS determination letter dated Nov. 13, 2020, donors may deduct contributions they make to us, and we are eligible to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts.  Please consult a tax professional if you need information about how our retroactive reinstatement affects prior donations made during the revocation period.

A copy of the current financial statement of The Book Thing of Baltimore, Inc. is available by writing to 3001 Vineyard Ln., Baltimore MD 21218. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.


You can also help the Book Thing by providing any items on our wish list. We are also looking for any old Book Thing photographs!

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Baltimore, MD 21218
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