Book Donations

Do we accept books for donation? Yes we do! We accept gently used, rare and vintage books in good, "shelf-worthy" condition from all genres, for all ages. Please see the Credit Rewards  page for more information on our trade for credit program, but please be aware that we are very selective about what books we will accept into the store. We want to ensure that we are providing our customers with high quality merchandise. Please read below carefully before bringing us your books. 

Due to limited space we have a 2 bag or box limit (please ensure the box is a manageable size and under 20 pounds - bankers boxes/LCBO boxes are perfect! No rubbermaid bins or large moving boxes please). We are not always able to asses your books same day, so we ask that you follow up with us after a few days if you would like to know your credit balance. 

We do not currently buy books for cash. 

Please note we do not accept the following:  textbooks, outdated reference books, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, encyclopedia sets, magazines, travel books more than 3 years old, discarded library books, antiques that have been defaced, Hard cover mystery/thrillers, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, older cook books or diet books. 

Below are some of the reasons we won't accept a book into the store (please note that this is not an exhaustive list, but are common reasons):

- creased or damaged covers

- written/coloured in or highlighted

- water or smoke damaged

- ARC's (Advanced Reader Copies)

- they have a musty or smoky smell

- we already have multiple copies 

- hardcovers with torn or missing dust jackets or published prior to 2022

- books stamped by other book stores

- sometimes we may have to turn away books solely due to limited space

QUANTITY - if you bring us multiple books about one thing, for example, 9 books about mushrooms, or 8 books about quilting, we will take one or two and send the rest back with you.

We appreciate everyone that brings their books to us, and while we would love to accept all books that are brought in, due to our limited space it just isn't possible. Thank you for your understanding!