We accept used books in good condition for kids in grades K-12. We especially need "chapter books" for elementary school students. We have public and private drop-off locations in multiple states. Or- mail your books using the discounted USPS Media Mail rate to Books for Keeps, PO Box 49761, Athens GA 30604. (For example, it only costs about $4 to mail 30-40 Junie B Jones books.)
Drop off locations.
You can also buy books from our NEW Amazon wish list, and they'll ship them straight to us.
Hold a Mini-Book Drive
It's as simple as sending an email or posting a message on Facebook to let your friends or coworkers know you're collecting books. You'll be surprised how many books you get! I'll even write the message for you.
To make a tax deductible donation to Books for Keeps, make check payable to "Athens-Clarke County Family Connection"; mail it to Books for Keeps, PO Box 49761, Athens GA 30604. Be sure to put Books for Keeps in the memo line!!!
We're on BookMooch (booksforkeeps) and PaperBackSwap (yenalem) and we ALWAYS need points. If you have some to spare, please send them our way. Don't know how? Ask Melaney.
We need volunteers to pick up books from various locations, to help sort and box books, and to help us pull off as many book drives as possible. We also need professionals with skills that range from marketing communications to book-keeping. If you have a skill, chances are we need it.
Share this article (or this article, take your pick!) about Books for Keeps on your Facebook page. Email it to people. Tweet it. Who knows where or when the next big cache of books will be discovered? The more people you tell, the more likely we'll find it.