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Donate To The Friends






Donations resume

Saturday, June 8, 9-12,

and continue Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays, 9-12,


September 21

Location: 509 Esty Street, Ithaca NY 14850

Preparing items

for donation:

~Small moving boxes are

  good size. Bags welcome.

(If you have trouble lifting it, so will we.)

~Pack books flat in box.

~See guidelines below.

Donating 13 boxes 

or more? 

Call 272-2223, or email to make a special appointment.

Need a tax receipt?


Print and complete the 

online form BEFORE coming to the book sale building. Record the total number of donated books in each category.

How To Donate
Book Donation
  • books in any language in good condition, clean, dry, and mold-free

  • CDs, music & audio books,
    commercially recorded

  • DVDs or Blue-Ray

  • encyclopedias published before 1920

  • maps

  • some magazines (see list)

  • miscellaneous:sheet music, current calendars, unused cards/postcards, photo albums (empty), & unused blank books

  • puzzles and games

  • sewing patterns

  • software and manuals

  • textbooks less than 10 yrs; classics in the field

  • vinyl records (LPs, 78s, 45s)

We Gladly Accept...

What To Donate
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What Not To Donate

Sorry, We Can't Take...

Our sales are only as good as the donations we get. We can only sell books in good condition. Books that are damp, moldy or smelly, have torn covers, missing pages, or have been nibbled on by the family pet cannot be sold. Please recycle these books yourself.

Please Do Not Donate Books That Have...

Other Items We Cannot Take

  • items unhealthy to handle - dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, or wet (if you wouldn't give it to a friend, please don't give it to the Friends!)

  • textbook, written in or underlined, or more than 10 years old

  • calendars from earlier years

  • catalogs

  • VHS tapes, cassettes tapes, 8-track tapes

  • theses or dissertations

  • general encyclopedias published after 1920

  • encyclopedia year books

  • homemade DVDs or CDs

  • case studies, statutes & regulations law books

  • Reader’s Digest condensed books, except large type editions

  • children's encyclopedias

  • AAA Travel Guides

  • most magazines (see list)

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