Donations

What we Take and
Do Not Take
Tax
Deduction Information
Donation
Drop-off Guidelines

Thank you very much for your donations, which fund Bryn Mawr College scholarships.

WHAT WE TAKE AND DO NOT TAKE

 ALL BOOKS DONATED MUST BE IN GOOD, SALEABLE CONDITION

Please bring us ONLY books which meet our donation guidelines below. Our storage space is limited, and we can only accept donations of books that we will be able to sell.

 

YES – WE ACCEPT

NO – WE DO NOT ACCEPT

     
BOOKS Hardcover and paperback books in good, saleable condition Books in poor condition:

 

  • dirty
  • water damaged
  • musty
  • mildewed
  • missing pages
  • missing covers
  • falls apart when opened

You don’t want them, and neither will anyone else

TEXTBOOKS Advanced math and science only All other textbooks
“UNWANTED BOOKS” None “Leftovers” and books of little or no value:

 

  • books left over after yard sales and book sales
  • books rescued from trash piles
CONDENSED BOOKS (e.g. Reader’s Digest) None All
ROMANCE NOVELS None All
OUTDATED BOOKS Antique and classic travel guides (rare books) Content is time-dependent and has become outdated, unreliable, and/or
useless:

 

  • old tax guides
  • old travel guides
  • old business books
MAGAZINES AND PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS None All
LP RECORDS, CASSETTE TAPES, CDS, VIDEOS, DVDS, BOOKS ON TAPE None All
ENCYCLOPEDIAS None All
BOOKENDS AND BOOK RELATED ACCESSORIES In usable/saleable condition In poor or unusable condition

 TAX DEDUCTION INFORMATION

  • All donations are tax-deductible
  • The IRS does not permit us to appraise donations
  • On request we will give you a non-itemized receipt for your donation

DONATION DROP-OFF GUIDELINES

  • Please bring books to the store when the store is open
  • PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTSIDE WHEN THE STORE IS CLOSED
  • Please call and speak to the staff before delivering large donations
  • Please call and speak to the staff if you have any questions about delivering a donation
  • Parking is available in the driveway behind the store for donation drop-offs

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