Book Resources

Book Opportunities for Everyone

Little Free Library works with authors, publishers, and distributors who share our vision of inspiring readers and building community. Check this list regularly as opportunities change often!

Win a children’s book bundle from Simon & Schuster – Ends August 1

Thanks to our friends at Simon & Schuster, we’re giving away 25 children’s book bundles! Each bundle includes three books for readers ages 5 – 8: Nugget and Dog: All Ketchup, No Mustard! by Jason Tharp, Thunder and Cluck: Smart vs. Strong by Jill Esbaum, and Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too! by Maggie P. Chang. Open to U.S. only. Enter to win here.

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Shop Where Your Purchase Supports Little Free Library

Little Free Library has partnered with Interstate Books4School to make low-cost books available to little library stewards, patrons, and friends. Books4School is a family-owned-and-operated business that has been selling books to individuals and organizations since 1924. Contact them by visiting the Books4School website or calling 800-752-3131.

Book prices start at $1! Choose from the Valu-Book collection for lowest costs. English, Spanish, and bilingual books are available; options include books for infants through grade 12. A portion of every book purchase from Books4School is donated to the Little Free Library organization! At checkout step #5, click “Yes, this is a Little Free Library order.” Your cost is not affected!

Book Directory for Registered Stewards

If you're a registered Little Free Library steward in need of books, you're in the right place! The Book Directory below showcases opportunities for registered stewards to receive free books from individuals and organizations worldwide. Use the search bar and/or filters to refine the opportunities listed on the wall to meet your criteria. Please contact us if you need to remove or edit your existing listing on the Directory.

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Arizona Az. Stewards can get 20 books a week FREE

We are a used bookstore in Mesa, Arizona. Currently, any registered LFL steward in Arizona can come into our location and pick out up to 20 books a week for free. (From a pre-sorted selection)

Any registered LFL steward can receive up to 20 books a week for free (From a pre-sorted section) to help fill their LFL. Email MesaEvents@Bookmans.com

BookGive

BookGive is a nonprofit dedicated to delivering free books throughout the seven-county Denver metro region.

To request books, email: hello@bookgivedenver.org

Books for children living in poverty

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LFL IMPACT BOXES ONLY.
We will provide a curated selection of gently used and new children's books for Little Free Libraries that are part of the LFL Impact program in communities where 80% or more are living in poverty. Books are available within the San Francisco Bay Area for pickup from our Palo Alto or San Francisco locations only. Sorry — we do not ship books.

Please email us at books@accessbooksbayarea.org to request books for your Little Free Library box. Please be prepared to provide documentation of the demographics of the community where it is located. Demographics for schools in your area that include percentage receiving free and reduced lunch can be found on https://www.ed-data.org/. Please include in your request the age range served by your LFL. We can provide books for TK-8th grade. Books can be picked up in San Francisco at the listed address, or in Palo Alto at the home of one of our board members. Please include in your request which pick up location would work best for you.

Come and Get ‘Em!

If your LFL needs books, we can help. If you’ re in the Phoenixville area or plan to be traveling through, drop us a line (email is fine) and we’ll have the books ready for you.

Please email me to make book pickup arrangements. All books will be neatly boxed for you and waiting on the porch for no-contact pickup.

FACEPAINT nonprofit children’s/YA book donations

We are published children's book authors and we launched a nonprofit (FACEPAINT) that supports literacy as one of its main missions. We love donating our books to Little Free Libraries.

Please email Ellen at ellenweis9999@gmail.com and provide the best mailing address to send books to.

First Book Marketplace

First Book is a non-profit that provides access to free and low-cost new books for those who work with children from low-income families. That includes LFL stewards serving low-income communities!

You will need to register with First Book and be prepared to prove that your little library serves at least 70% children from low-income families. Click the link below to learn more and register with First Book.

Free Children’s books for MN LFL stewards

The Free Book Buggie is a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to free children’s books throughout the 7 county Mpls/St. Paul MN metro region.  Help us share the love of reading with children through your LFL!

Please use the link provided to request books. We will contact you to confirm your request and schedule an appointment time.

Free Stories about Families Impacted by Cancer

Receive copies of our stories about families impacted by cancer: Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic Scoops of Joy Wet Wings: Poetry about Breast Cancer Love Sick: An Anthology by Teens

Please email the director of Well Beings Studio: Sharon Frances to receive the books. sharon@wellbeings.studio

Gift of Literacy

Hindi's Libraries donates new and gently used children's books (infant-adult) to recipients serving children and families in need. Our mission is to continue the legacy of Dr. Hindi Krinsky.

While we typically send 1-2 boxes of books at a time, we can perpetually send you books if you qualify. Please complete the donation request form on our website or contact us directly at leslie@hindislibraries.com

Maryland Book Bank

In-person browsing appointments can be made through the website. Bring your own boxes, bags, bins, and leave with as many books as you like!

https://www.mdbookbank.org/visitus

Parapsychology and Paranormal Studies

The Journal of Occult Studies and Meta Science Quarterly provides the latest news and in-depth discussions on parapsychology and paranormal studies.

The Journal of Occult Studies and Meta Science Quarterly are publications dedicated to parapsychology and paranormal studies and other related disciplines. The JOS offers an interdisciplinary approach to paranormal phenomena while MSQ provides in-depth discussions about parapsychology in the new age. Both are considered formidable resources for the latest development in these fields of study. Get access to their articles when you visit this website: www.josmsq.com.

St. Pete Shush Book Box

Free new and gently used books available 24/7/365 for stewards in Tampa Bay, FL. You must pick up. All ages, board book through adult. Includes Read in Color book section for committed stewards.

Reach out to https://www.facebook.com/StPeteShush (always preferred) or stpeteshush@gmail.com to request access. We will send you our full address and instructions. The book boxes are available to access 24/7/365 for Little Free Library stewards. They are organized by type (board books, picture books, leveled readers, early and middle grade, young adult, and adult) and are new or gently used quality. The book box is always full thanks to the generosity of the community and our partnerships with local book retailers and warehouses. Most books fall into the fiction category, but there is some nonfiction as well. We have a dedicated Read in Color section for our stewards who are seeking to bring diverse books to their neighborhood.

Stewards’ Shelf in Phoenix, Ariz.

Bookmans Entertainment Exchange in Phoenix, Ariz. Books in our Stewards' Shelf are free for all LFL stewards. Please limit yourself to 20 books per week from our pre-sorted selection.

You must be a registered steward and need your Charter# in order to take books. Questions? Email phoenixevents@bookmans.com

The Book Thing of Baltimore

MISSION To put unwanted books into the hands of those who want them. All books are FREE. Books you take must be stamped, ”Not for Resale.” During COVID, giveaway days are scheduled 1x / month.

The building is temporarily closed during COVID. They are offering outdoor, in-person, book giveaway events approximately once a month. Visit their website for more information and upcoming event dates.

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