45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511 information@newhavenreads.org 203-752-1923

Book Bank

The Book Bank is a unique resource that is neither a library nor a bookstore. Rather, all of our gently used books are free, and they may be kept and enjoyed for years to come. Each year we give out over 75,000 books, some of which have ended up as far afield as Georgia and Sierra Leone.

First-time visitors to the Book Bank will find hundreds of children’s and adult books sorted into categories and shelved in both our main front room and the larger back room. Visitors are limited to five board books per day (per child); there is no limit on other books.

Location: 45 Bristol Street, New Haven CT 06511
Phone: 203-752-1923

2023-24 School Year Hours:
Monday: 1pm-6pm
Tuesday: 1pm-7pm
Wednesday: 1pm-7pm
Thursday: 12pm-6pm
Friday: 12pm-6pm
Saturday: 10am-2pm

We are accepting donations by appointment.

Please note that these hours are subject to frequent change according to our programs calendar. It is always best to call ahead or check our Facebook or Instagram page for any closures or changes. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please click the following links for more information about:
Donating booksVolunteering in the book bankPlacing a book orderTeacher resources