Give Books


If you have new or gently used children’s books you’d like to donate, please drop them in the Book Harvest bins at any of the following locations.

You can also buy books from our Amazon wishlist or Durham’s Regulator Bookshop wishlist and have them shipped directly to our office!

Book Donation Locations

Book Harvest, 2501 University Drive, Durham: drop your books in our contactless donation bin anytime.

Please confirm with these partner locations that they are open and available to receive book donations at this time.
Clifton and Mauney Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Chapel Hill
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill
Happymess Art Studios, Durham
Letters Bookshop, Durham
McIntyre’s Books, Pittsboro
The Regulator Bookshop, Durham
ActivEdge Fitness and Sports, Durham
Triangle Table Tennis, Morrisville
Nolia Family + Coffee, Durham
Locopops, Durham

If your location would be interested in serving as a book donation site, please contact Operations Coordinator Caitlyn Bergmann at

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, Ste. 8
Durham, NC 27707

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

While we are only able to use donations of books suitable for children from birth through high school, there are many other organizations in Durham that can benefit from your books that are not a good fit for our programs. Please visit each organization’s website for more information about how to make a donation.

Durham County Library “Books Among Friends”
Durham Rescue Mission Thrift Stores
The Scrap Exchange/Scrap Thrift
Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Durham and Orange Counties
The Salvation Army of Durham Family Thrift Stores & Donation Center
GCF (Goodwill Community Foundation)

Thank you!