They say everything is bigger in Texas, but if you live in College Station and you’re trying to make your book collection a little smaller, you’re at the right place!

Here, we feature a variety of local organizations as well as important information on where and how to donate your used books, from children’s books to textbooks and everything in between.

Read on for the complete guide on where to donate books in College station.

Featured image credit: Books and a Blanket x United Way of Brazos Valley

Books and a Blanket

Donation Type: Drop off
Location: Email
Type of Books Accepted: Any children’s books
Website: Books and a Blanket

How to Donate

Email them at the above address to arrange a time and location for book drop offs. They don’t specify an address on their website.

Why We Love Books and a Blanket

They’ve donated over 175,000 books in the College Station area, and almost 20,000 blankets for good measure, too!

The nonprofit was conceived by sisters, Harper and Maggie. They have a really neat way of gifting books and blankets to children below the poverty line: they present them in beautiful gift baskets and truly make these kids’ days through their kindness. 

In recent years, they’ve donated to Habitat for Humanity and a dyslexia school in the local area, so you know your donated books will find a home with them.

Be sure to check out our other guides on nearby cities in the lone star state:

United Way of the Brazos Valley 

Donation Type: Drop off
Primary Location: 1716 Briarcrest Dr #155, Bryan, TX 77802
Hours: Seasonal, depending on time of year
Type of Books Accepted: Books for children and teens
Website: UWBV Early Literacy Program

How to Donate

Jingle Book Bash // They’ll release details for their annual Jingle Book Bash in the lead up to Christmas.

Baby Bundles // United Way accept baby books and board books in the run up to this event each year on June 21.

Why We Love UWBV

The United Way of Brazos Valley’s mission statement is they fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley. Their early literacy program does wonders to get books in the hands of babies and even children in high school through their targeted annual book donation programs such as the Jingle Book Bash and Baby Bundles giveaways.

We recommend reaching out to them to find exact donation guidelines, and you can get in touch with Kat Gammon at

Football and book donations, a couple things College Station does well!

Donate Textbooks in College Station Using Book Drop

Donation Type: Drop off in book bin (exchange for cash)
Locations: College Main Street, Holleman Crossing, University Oaks Blvd.
Hours: 24/7
Type of Books Accepted: Textbooks in good condition
Website: Book Drop

How to Donate

This is a great option for A&M students looking to unload some textbooks for cash, and they’re currently offering a bonus too! You send them a picture of your books, they give you a quote within a day, and you can then drop them off in a book bin and collect via Venmo or PayPal. Kerching!

Friends of the Bryan-College Station Library System

Donation Type: Drop off
– Clara B. Mounce Public Library; 201 E 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803
– Larry J. Ringer Library; 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy S, College Station, TX 77845
Hours: 9-8pm

How to Donate

While it’s safe to assume you can drop your books off at each library, it’s best to email the friends to double check and arrange a time so that someone can take your donation: 

Books are sold at their Scholastic Book Sale and Book Sale for Young Readers to raise money for public library programs.