Moving? Going digital? Donate books, music, movies and more. 100% of the Bookstore Cafe’s inventory is donated!

We accept:

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs in saleable condition. This includes advanced reader’s copies (otherwise known as proofs or galleys) with forthcoming publication dates and textbooks.

We do not accept:

  • Books with markings, heavy wear, water damage, missing pages or covers, mildew, or strong odors.
  • VHS, audio cassettes, magazines (except for literary magazines), encyclopedias, or any dated material such as travel guides that are more than a year old.

Please bring your donations in boxes.

Donations can be brought to the Bookstore from 10AM-8PM weekdays and 10AM-4PM on weekends, except when we are closed for special events. To check early closings, click here.

Send Us Books

While we would love to be able to pick up all donations, we have limited resources and generally only pick up from publishing, music, and film industry donors.

If you are in the publishing, music, or film industries, have a very large donation, or something that you think may be truly special, please email with details about your donation (quantity, location, etc) and we will let you know if we can accommodate.

Books can be shipped directly to us at 126 Crosby St., NYC, 10012 Attn: General Donations. If you’d like a tax receipt, please include a note indicating this.

If you are able to have books delivered to us, it further helps us raise money to assist our clients.

The following movers are familiar with our store:
Ken Movers (917) 827-2000
V+A Trucking (917) 509-1672

Please note: Housing Works takes no responsibility for the rates or services provided by these movers.


Bookstore Cafe

New York, NY 10012