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January 2021 Update
We are not accepting any donations of fiction books at this time — we are out of room on our shelves! Sign up for a future book drop-off even in Minneapolis, send us your nonfiction books in the mail or donate a high-need title from a wish list.
Purchase books from our online wish lists
We have three online wish lists at local bookstores:
Boneshaker Bookstore: Ship to our new address, 3751 17th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407
Black Garnet Books: Ship to our new address, 3751 17th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407
Moon Palace Books: Write “WPBP” in the notes at checkout. Staff will set them aside for us.
Thrift Books (sources primarily used books – great option): Ship to our new address, 3751 17th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407
We still have our old wish list at Amazon, but would love for you to shop at our local partners if possible!
Drop off books (Minneapolis, MN)
Due to Covid-19, we cannot accept books in the usual way. We are still working on a long-term solution, while we get on our feet at the new space. In the meantime, we are holding periodic book drive events. If you live in the Twin Cities area, you can sign up for future book drives below – hang on to your books! ❤
Mail us books
Due to Covid-19, receiving book donations takes a little more planning than before. We currently cannot accept package delivery at our old location, Boneshaker Books. Complete this form and we will make alternative arrangements with you. And thanks!
Update January 2021: we are not accepting any donations of fiction books at this time — we are simply out of room on our shelves! Sign up for a future book drop-off even in Minneapolis, send us your nonfiction books in the mail or donate a high-need title from a wish list.
Solicit Donations from Publishers & Authors
Contacting publishers and authors directly is a good way to get book donations. In the past WPBP has gotten donations from authors like Barbara Kingsolver, Adrienne Rich, Sara Paretsky, Eric Jerome Dickey, and Anne Rule. We’ve gotten donations from publishers like Firebrand Press, South End Press, Random House, and EEG Press (the famous “Dummies” series of books). The books are new and in great condition, we can often get large quantities of certain titles, and it is an effective way to collect specific kinds of books that are always in demand.
It can also be time consuming and frustrating as you have may have to deal with rejection, lack of a response at all, and getting referred from person to person. But if you are up to the challenge, read more here, contact us and let us know!