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Book Donations & Sales: FAQs

Fall 2017 Book Sale Results


  • Daily sorters: 33 volunteers worked a total of 3,543 hours in preparation of this sale.   
  • Book Sale Event volunteers: 87 volunteers contributed 746 hours during Fall Book Sale 2017
  • Total earnings Fall Book Sale 2017: $62,096
  • Total earnings for 2017 Book Sales: $137,111
  • Since 1983, total earnings from book sales are $1,725,058.    

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!

We 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

We 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​​​

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*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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