FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Absolutely free! No strings attached. Take as many as you want!
All the books have been stamped “not for resale” and are not to be resold. We mean it. Please honor this request.
You can only take 150,000 per day, per person. If you are working with an organization that needs a large amount of books, make sure to contact us before coming in. We’re happy to help, but large orders require planning and coordination.
We are open to the public once per month for a weekend book giveaway. We post dates, hours, and event details in the “News” section of our website and on our Facebook page.
We get them from businesses, organizations, and your individual donations.
Become a volunteer! Fulfill a need listed on our wish list! Donate funds through our website! Spread the word about The Book Thing around your community! We truly appreciate any type of support.
Yes, please… and thank you! Please see the Donate page for information about how to donate.
We’d rather you didn’t. Pass them along! Give them to your neighbors, restock a Little Free Library box, leave them at a bus stop or a laundromat… Spread the books to people who might not know to come to us.
Your first step should always be to look for a place to donate in your area. However, if you’re convinced that The Book Thing should be the recipient, ship the books to 3001 Vineyard Lane in Baltimore, MD 21218.
All donations are tax-deductible. We can provide a donation receipt on request reflecting the number of books donated. We also issue receipts for financial donations.
Yes, but only a very tiny fraction, like 1-2%, to help keep the lights on.
Yes, unfortunately. A fire shut us down for more than a year, but we’ve rebuilt. Come see the new space!
Maybe? We move such a large volume of books that it is difficult for us to keep track of what we have. Come look for yourself! Our volunteers can point you in the right direction. Besides, the search is half the fun – who knows what else you might find!
Thank you for your interest! Please visit the our Volunteer page for more information.
Yes! Absolutely free!
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!
3001 Vineyard Lane
Baltimore, MD 21218