We’d love to have your books.

(And records. And movies. And puzzles. And games. And prints …)

Come visit the “Book Loft,” located at 2181 Embury Park Road, Dayton, Ohio. (Click the link to see a map.) We are open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 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
  • Harmony Creek Church – 5280 Bigger Rd., Kettering
  • K12 Gallery & TEJAS – 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton
  • Learning Tree Farm – 3376 S. Union Rd., Jefferson Twp.
  • Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – 8690 Yankee Rd., Centerville
  • Polk Grove United Church of Christ – 9190 Frederick Pike, Englewood.
  • 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 and we will do what we can to help you.

A receipt for your donation of books is available upon request.

We’d love to have your help.

Are you interested in volunteering? We can always use some help, whether as a member of our volunteer staff at the Book Loft, help with our Book Round-Ups in May and August, and of course, help with our mammoth Book Fair (the largest book sale in Ohio!) the second weekend in November. If you are interested in volunteering, please give us a call at 937.999.4491, send us an email at or a message through this website. You can also drop by to see us at the Book Loft.

We are a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please consult your individual tax advisor to determine how much of your donation of books or cash is deductible.

Many thanks! It’s you and people like you who make all of this possible.

18 Replies to “DONATE”

    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.


  1. 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.


    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.


    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.


  2. 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?


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