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Book Donations & Sales: FAQs

2018 Fall Book Sale


Spring 2018 Book Sale Results


  • Book Sale Event volunteers: 81 volunteers contributed 1910 hours during Spring Book Sale 2018
  • Total earnings Spring Book Sale 2018: $63,312  
  • Since 1983, total earnings from book sales are $1,788,375.    

Shoppers at the library book sale

NHCPL welcomes book donations at all of our branches!

  • When dropping off book donations, please see a staff member for a receipt.
  • Thank you for your generosity!

Man sitting on bookshelf with a book in his hands

4 people with hands in the air as they jump in excitementWe Accept

  • Ex-Library Books

  • College Textbooks (within last 10 years)​

  • Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible Books or No-ISBN Books​

  • ​​Dictionaries and Thesauruses​

  • Children’s Books

  • Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Monographs

  • ​DVDs and Books on CD​

  • Paperbacks

  • ​Travel Books (within last 3 years)

  • Foreign Language Books

  • Many, Many Others

Young boy in the crosswalk wearing a crossing guard vest and holding a stop signWe Do Not Accept*

  • Older Textbooks and Travel Books​

  • Books in poor condition due to water damage, mold or dirt, or missing covers or pages​

  • VHS Tapes or Audio Cassettes

  • Encyclopedias, Journals, Periodicals

  • Tax and Government Documents

  • Magazines​​​


*All donated items become the property of NHCPL and will be used, sold, disposed of or recycled at the Library's discretion. Donations are reviewed by The Book Brokers and selected items are removed for sale online. NHCPL partners with Discover Books to process unsold books at the end of each sale and receives ongoing contributions through the partnership.

NHCPL Online Book Sale

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