Run a Book Drive

It's time for our annual Dream Big Book Drive! We invite individuals, groups, and organizations to collect books then bring them to the 2022 Dream Big Book Drive! On MLK Day every year, we collect tens of thousands of books thanks to our wonderful community. All books donated between December 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 will count toward our 2022 Dream Big total.

Follow the simple steps below and start collecting books in your neighborhood, workplace, congregation, civic group, sports team…the possibilities are endless! Register today and join the biggest community book drive of the year!


Register your Book Drive with Book Harvest. We want to know you are hosting a book drive, and we want to share the news of your activism. It just takes a minute.


Get a tub/bin/basket and set up your book drive collection site. Choose a high-traffic location - your front porch, your office, your neighborhood gathering spot. Print a sign for your book drive collection bins.


Promote your book drive! If you're running a virtual drive, you can use this image. Otherwise, use this graphic to share the news of your drive with friends, family, and colleagues. Include this image in your emails, on your social media, on your website, and in your printed materials.


Deliver the books! You can bring your books to our Dream Big Book Drive event on January 17, 2022. You can also drop them anytime, 24/7, in the collection bins outside our office at 2501 University Drive in the Rockwood Shopping Center in Durham. They will still count toward our Dream Big total as long as you let us know they're part of a book drive when you drop them off. If you're hosting a virtual drive, book delivery will be taken care of for you! The Regulator Book Shop will bring your books to Dream Big on January 17 where you can take photos with them if you'd like.

Hold a Virtual Book Drive

Do you live outside central North Carolina but want to support our cause? Or would rather do a book drive online? You can run a Virtual Book Drive! Books can be purchased from Book Harvest's online wish list through The Regulator, an independent book store in Durham. Groups will be given a special code to use upon checking out to ensure that the books they purchase will go toward their goal. The books will be shipped directly to The Regulator, who will then bring the books to Dream Big on January 17. It's as simple as that!

Register your book drive to get started.

Questions?  Contact us at (252) 497-BOOK, or email Book Harvest’s Communications Manager, Benay Hicks, at