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Book Donations & Sales: FAQs

Fall 2016 Book Sale Results


  • Daily sorters: 26 people contributed 1,160 hours between spring and fall sales
  • Book Sale Event volunteers: 96 people contributed 938 hours during Fall Book Sale 2016
  • Customer groups tallied (excluding Dime Day): Approximately 2,500 (measuring/counting the stacks of used tallies)
  • Books purchased on Dime Day: 30,000+ (earnings: $3314) (a few of those dollars were round-ups/small donations)
  • Total earnings Fall Book Sale 2016: $60,880

NHCPL welcomes book donations at all our branches!


  • When dropping off book donations, see a staff member for a receipt
  • Thank you for your generosity!

We Accept


  • Ex-Library Books

  • College Textbooks (within last 10 years)​

  • Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible Books or No-ISBN Books​

  • ​​Dictionaries and Thesauruses​

  • Children’s Books

  • Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Monographs

  • ​DVDs and Books on CD​

  • Paperbacks

  • ​Travel Books (within last 3 years)

  • Foreign Language Books

  • Many, Many Others

We Do Not Accept*


  • Older Textbooks and Travel Books​

  • Books in Poor Condition due to Water-Damage, Mold or Dirt, or Missing Covers or Pages​

  • VHS Tapes or Audio Cassettes

  • Encyclopedias, Journals, Periodicals

  • Tax and Government Documents

  • Magazines​​​

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*All donated items become the property of NHCPL and will be used, sold, disposed of or recycled at the Library's discretion. Donations are reviewed by The Book Brokers and selected items are removed for sale online. NHCPL partners with Discover Books to process unsold books at the end of each sale and receives ongoing contributions through the partnership.

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