If you are in the immediate Washington, D.C. metro area,* and have at least 50 books, CDs, or movies, Books for America will come to your house or office to pick them up.
We now offer Saturday pick-up times for Washington, D.C., metro Maryland, eastern Arlington, and north-eastern Alexandria!
Please see our What To Donate Guidelines for more information about the kinds of books we can and cannot use. When we conduct a pick-up our driver will need to sort through your books and will only take those they know we can use.
To arrange a pick-up in the Washington, D.C. or metro Maryland area call us directly at (202) 835-2665, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include a phone number, your address, and a brief description of the donation. It is almost always easier to schedule pickups over the phone during business hours.
*Pick-ups currently available in a limited area within the Capital Beltway and in NOVA as far as Fairfax and eastern Loudoun county. Please specify your location and we will let you know if we serve your area. The schedule fills up quickly, so keep in mind that we will often need a couple of days notice. We will drive further for donations of larger amounts of items.
Items may be shipped to or dropped off at our Used Book Store in Washington, DC or to our Book Sorting Facility in Fairfax, VA.
We recommend U.S. Postal Service Media Mail or UPS ground. Visit www.usps.com to obtain shipping costs.
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