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Donate To The Friends





Donations continue until September 18

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays,


Location: 509 Esty Street, Ithaca NY 14850

Preparing items

for donation?

Please read the following

donation guidelines.

Donating 11 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.

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

  • CDs, music & audio books,
    commercially recorded

  • DVDs or Blue-Ray

  • general encyclopedias published
    before 1920

  • maps

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

  • puzzles and games

  • sewing patterns

  • software and manuals

  • vinyl records (LPs, 78s, 45s)

We Gladly Accept...

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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.

  • 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!)

  • 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

  • books missing covers

  • AAA Travel Guides

  • most magazines

  • broken bindings