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.
Unfortunately, we are temporarily closed. We will post hours to facebook and our website when we plan to be open to the public.
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.
Not right now, but thank you for asking. Unfortunately, we are temporarily closed.
We’d rather you didn’t. Pass them along! Give them to your neighbors, leave them at a bus stop or 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.
Yes but we earn less than 1/4 of 1% – to 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!
Look for books at Peabody Heights Brewery and keep your ears open for news about other upcoming installations. We also travel to events around the city; make sure to follow our social media accounts for announcements.
Maybe? We move such a large volume of books that it is difficult for us to keep track of what we have. Come down and 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!
Please contact us for volunteer information during our hibernation. Visit the volunteering page for more info.
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