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 one of 100 copies of Black Birds in the Sky – Ends October 31
You could win one of 100 copies of Black Birds in the Sky, thanks to our friends at HarperCollins! This searing new book from award-winning author Brandy Colbert addresses the legacy of one of the most destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. Don’t miss your chance to add this timely and important book to your Little Free Library. 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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Win A Giller Prize Shortlist Book Bundle
Little Free Library has partnered with Scotiabank to bring a special opportunity to stewards in Canada. 300 lucky stewards will win a package of 5 books shortlisted for the 2021 Giller Prize!
Please click the link below and fill out the form to enter to win.
50 FREE copies of new fiction novel THE LIGHTHOUSE
Debut author Christopher Parker is giving away 50 copies of his new contemporary fiction novel THE LIGHTHOUSE. Enter to win a copy of this haunting new book akin to a modern-day Jane Eyre!
Please fill out the request form for the chance to win. Winners will be notified November 19.
Arizona 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
Book Sale remainders for LFL
For charities, non-profits and Little Free Libraries in the Wakefield/Middlesex County area. Must pick up at Festival by the Lake or by appt only at our storage facility, which has very limited hrs.
Please send info about your LFL to email@example.com, including the types of books you are seeking. We have LOTS of (adult) fiction and nonfiction, YA books. We are running low on children's books (we will have some at Festival by the Lake on October 2). Indicate when you could pick up books - weekdays? weeknights?
BookGive is a nonprofit dedicated to delivering free books throughout the seven-county Denver metro region.
To request books, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Books available through Project 99A
Project 99A is a volunteer run, Canadian not-for-profit organization focused on elevating literacy. One of the ways we do this is by collecting books and donating them to those in need.
Send an e-mail message to: info@Project99A.ca with your name, your organization (if applicable), why you need books and the types of books you require. Books are only available for pick-up in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Books for children living in poverty
Please email us at email@example.com 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.
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 the books we've written to Little Free Libraries.
Please email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the best mailing address to send books to.
Fill-a-Bag with Free Books from our Overstock
We have ongoing overstock of Genre Fiction books —particularly hardcovers— and welcome any confirmed Steward to stock up with us. Hardcovers all have dust jackets. Paperbacks may be 'reading copies'
Contact us by phone or email with your request at least 2-days in advance (we are closed Tuesdays). Let us know if you are needing 1 or 2 bags of books and if you would like us to select them for you, or if you would prefer to do so yourself. If there are specific authors or titles you are looking to include, please let us know! Free books are from our Overstock, and all are in 'gently read' condition. We will also include free bookmarks when available. If any books have stayed over long in your LittleFreeLibrary we are happy to take them in for Store Credit. Books from our Regular Inventory are generally $4-5. We do reserve some books for purchase by our regular customers, specifically some harder to keep in stock Non-Fiction and Diversity reads.
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.
We have an excess of books that we would like to share with free little libraries in the community.
Please email Laurel at Lcole@hfhmesa.org. Books must be picked up.
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.
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 email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.