Our mission relies on the generosity of our community

Contribute to the Greater St. Louis Book Fair

Want to donate some items for a great cause?

We accept many types of donations, but we do have some quality guidelines. Because books will be purchased by others to read in their homes, we accept only new or gently used and clean items or rare and best loved treasures. We do not accept donations of moldy, dirty, written in, defaced or otherwise damaged items.

Items Accepted

  • Paperback and Hardback Books
  • Records
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Comics
  • Graphic Novels
  • Limited Magazines
  • Ephemera

Items Not Accepted

  • Any item not meeting our quality standards
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Removed Library Books
  • Law Books Older than 3 Years
  • Encyclopedias Older than 10 Years
  • General Magazines
  • Cassettes & Video Tapes

Authorized Drop-Off Locations

Visit our little book houses in any of the following areas. These drop-off locations are accessible 24/7.

  • Clayton – Upper Parking Lot at the Northwest Corner of Forsyth & Jackson – Books picked up on Thursday
  • St. Louis Galleria – Southwest Corner of Parking Lot, Next to Macy's South Entrance – Books picked up on Tuesday
  • South County – First Bank at 12855 Tesson Ferry Rd – Books picked up on Friday
  • West St. Louis County - First Bank at the northwest corner of Manchester and Weidman Roads – Books picked up on Wednesday

To schedule a drop-off at our warehouse in Maryland Heights, please contact us. Someone will be available for dropoffs from 9am-10am Monday through Friday.

book fair volunteer at an authorized dropoff location

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Book Donations Tax Deductible?

Donations may be tax deductible. Please email info@stlouisbookfair.org to request a receipt post card. At this time, we can not provide a valuation of each donation. However, we suggest you use the guideline of $1 for mass market paperback books and $2 and up for hardback and trade paperback books.

Does the Book Fair Offer Home Pickup Services?

Home pick-ups for The Greater St. Louis Book Fair are temporarily suspended until we are able to hire a part-time assistant for our warehouse manager/driver. Please check this site for updates.

Want to Donate, but Have Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions, please contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.