Donate Books

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!

Some of the titles we’ve received from our online wish lists

Drop off books (Minneapolis, MN)

Now that we are settled into our new space, we hope to hold monthly book drive events! This is a socially distanced, in-person event outdoors at our new space. Drop of your books with our volunteers who will do some quality checks and get them on our shelves!

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!