Need a New Home for Your Books?

With all the Marie Kondo-ing going on and spring cleaning upon us, you may find yourself with a books you’d like to rehome. Perhaps you’re down-sizing. In any case, we can help you. If you need boxes, we have them. If you need a pick-up, we can come get them. If you need a team of us to come box your books and carry them away we can do that to. (There’s no charge for any of this, we’re happy to help.) Just give us a call at (937) 999-4491 or send us an email at

If you’re more the DIY type, you can bring your books to us at 2181 Embury Park Rd. in Dayton during our open hours (and we’ll help unload them): Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Or if you come at a time when we’re not open, we have a 24 hour secure (bear proof!) book drop in our parking lot.

In addition to books, we’re happy to take vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, artwork, posters, desk sets, vintage paper items, book-related toys, calendars, audiobooks, and whatever else you might have in your desk drawers.

And if you only have a few books to bring us, that’s great too. After all, you need to hold on to a few to read.


We are a 501(c)3 organization and a registered charity, your donation is tax deductible!

Book Donation Details

Come visit the “Book Loft” to donate your books.  We are located at 2181 Embury Park Road, Dayton, Ohio (click the link to see a map). We are open to the public on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are also book barrel locations at several sites in the Dayton area.

  • Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm – Nature Center – 1000 Aullwood Rd., Dayton
  • Christ Episcopal Church – 20 W. First St., Dayton
  • David’s United Church of Christ – 170 W. David Rd., Kettering
  • First Baptist Church – 111 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
  • Learning Tree Farm – 3376 S. Union Rd., Jefferson Twp.
  • Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 8690 Yankee Rd., Centerville
  • Siebenthaler’s Garden Center – 6000 Far Hills Ave., Centerville
  • Temple Israel – 130 Riverside Dr., Dayton
  • United Christian Church – 8611 Hoke Rd., Clayton

If you have a very large number of books to donate, or you need help with your books, give us a call at 937.999.4491 or email us at and we will help you.

18 Replies to “DONATE”

  1. Have books to donate. Where are the “book barrells?” Can’t see on this website.


    1. Amy, whoops, we haven’t posted that yet! We’re adding some barrel sites, so there will be more coming. Right now there are barrels at Harmony Church of Christ (5280 Bigger Road), Shiloh United Church of Christ (5300 Philadelphia Dr), Polk Grove Church (9190 Frederick Pike at Rt. 40), VFW Post 657 (637 Spinning Road) and Temple Israel (130 Riverside Dr.) Also, we are open at our office at 2181 Embury Park Road (just off of Keowee) and next week we hope to have our book drop installed, so books can be safely left there anytime. Thanks for thinking of us!


      1. Where is the barrel at Temple Israel? I looked for it a few weeks ago and was unable to locate the barrel. Thanks!


      2. Mindi,
        I just heard back from our guy who checks the barrels. He said there should be two barrels at Temple Israel– “just to the right as you go through the door.” He is going to go by this afternoon to double-check– as Temple Israel ended up with two barrels because the first one was “misplaced” and then appeared again. We do have our book drop at our workshop on Embury Park Road now– so books can be dropped there anytime as well. Let us know if you can’t find a spot for them.


  2. Thanks so much for info.
    Is this the same book fair that is at Hara Arena every year?


    1. The book sale at the Hara is the sale for Dayton Metro Libraries. Our sale is each November (this year November 13-15) at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.


    1. Yes, we are pleased to accept puzzles, games, posters, prints, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, VHS, book-related toys, bookends, boxed greeting cards . . .


  3. Is the “Nearly New Shop” in Springfield still a drop-off point for books? My wife and I have donated books to your sale for many years and appreciated being able to leave books in a Springfield location.


  4. Hi!! What are the dates for the book fair for this year — 2016??



    1. Hi Cindy,
      The sale starts Thursday, November 10 and runs through Monday, November 14. Sale hours Thursday through Sunday are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. There’s a $10 admission all day Thursday, free admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday– Sunday is bag day ($7.50 for a grocery bag) and on Monday November 14, from 8 a.m. to noon, pay one dollar to come in and take all the books you want.


  5. Are you still accepting books? I have some outdated textbooks I would like to donate.


    1. We accept donations year round at our office & warehouse at 2181 Embury Park Road, in Dayton. We will also be having a Round Up with different sites around town where donations can be accepted. All donations are tax deductible! Thanks for your interest.


  6. When I was volunteering last week I inquired on how could my nonprofit apply to become a recipient of some of your funds. I was guided to a form you said I could find on your website. Couldn’t find it. Any advice as to where I can find it?


    1. We take magazines, and for certain titles enough interest exists to take them with us to the sale. Others will go to our paper recycler. Thanks for asking!


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