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The New Haven Reads Community Book Bank depends upon donations from the surrounding community. We give  away over 130,000 books each year to area residents, schools, and organizations, and all of our books are free.

How do I donate books?
The Book Bank accepts donations at 45 Bristol Street in New Haven during our open hours: Monday-Friday 1-6pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm. If you are not able to drop off books during our open hours, please email to schedule drop off.

What kind of books do you accept?
We take any books in good to excellent condition, but we do not take any encyclopedias, magazines, or books in poor condition (eg falling apart, moldy, etc). Our highest need is always for children’s picture and board books, and we also have a Books Wish List of books that are most popular in our programs.

Can you pick up my books?
Unfortunately, the Book Bank is unable to pick up donations.

How do I organize a book drive benefiting New Haven Reads?
If you are an individual or organization that would like to arrange a Children’s Book Drive on behalf of New Haven Reads, we would love to speak with you about it. Please email or call Victoria at (203) 752-1923.

Where do your books come from?
Our books are mostly donated by individuals or community groups. Some books come to us from libraries.

Book Bank Location: 45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Book Bank Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM




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