Contact Us - Donations

Before sending us an email, please read some of the most common questions we receive:

Do you accept used book donations?

We appreciate your interest in donating used books to Room to Read. One of the main reasons our organization has been able to impact so many children's lives is because of the generous involvement and support from people like you. Unfortunately, we DO NOT accept used book donations. After reviewing our individual book donation program, we have found that it actually costs Room to Read more time and money to sort and ship the donated books, than shipping new books donated directly by children's book publishers or by buying new books within our partner countries.

Instead, Room to Read has formed a very successful relationship with an organization called Better World Books, which collects and resells used books to benefit our programs. They are well equipped to handle the logistics and make it incredibly easy for donors to send the books to them by paying for shipping! For more information, please visit their website at and mention that Room to Read sent you. You can also contact them directly by emailing


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