Book Donations

Unfortunately, we are not accepting book donations.

Generally speaking, we are not accepting book donations due to our temporary closure. We held two special book donation days in fall 2020.  The next book donation day will probably be in late spring or early summer, but the date has not yet been set. Other than our usual “no encyclopedias” rule, we do not expect to place any particular restrictions on the types of books you may donate at our next donation day, but a quantity limit will be in place. Details will be announced when available.

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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