If you have some gently used books laying around your house that have probably reached their final chapter, don’t worry, we’ve got a great list of local organizations to help you find where to donate books in Tampa.

Read on to see all the locations, and how to donate!

Note: We prioritize organizations that dedicate time and resources to aiding literacy in their local communities.


The Book Rescuers

Donation Type: Drop off
Location: 10410 66th St N #6, Pinellas Park, FL, United States, Florida
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 12-5pm
Facebook Page: The Book Rescuers

How to Donate

The Book Rescuers recently opened a huge used book warehouse, claiming they have over a mile over shelves! Located in the Cross Bayou Industrial Park in Pinellas Park, FL, they accept all kinds of used books dropped off in good condition.

Why We Love The Book Rescuers

It may be a drive, but they put their used books to great use, supporting local teachers and other community groups through redistribution. Their mission is the “rescue and rehome literature,” hence their epic name, and what a great cause this is to support!

where to donate books in tampa

Book Driver

Donation Type: Pick up from you
Type of Books Not Accepted: Magazine journals, encyclopedias, legal books, coffee table books, cookbooks, ex-library books
Website: Book Driver

How to Donate

Fill out the form on the Book Driver website at the link above. They can take up to 30 boxes of books! Just ensure each box is under 35lbs in weight for pick up.

Why We Love Book Driver

They run their convenient pick up service in several other cities such as Orlando, but also pick up books in any location along the I-4 corridor toward Tampa. Therefore, they’re a great place to get in touch with if you haven’t got the time to drop your books off anywhere!


Friends of the Tampa Bay Library

Donation Type: Drop off
Type of Books Not Accepted: Atlases, encyclopedias, textbooks
Website: FOL Tampa

How to Donate

All 21 Tampa Library Friends chapters take book donations during regular opening hours. You can find where to donate books near you easiest by viewing our Book Donation Map, and selecting “Tampa” – we list every location on the map.

If you have a particularly large donation, the Friends as you contact them on their website above to arrange a time to drop this off.

Why We Love the Tampa Library Friends

The Friends raise money for vital library events, and allow you to truly keep your books in the local community with their open donation policy at all 21 locations!


Places to Trade Books in Tampa

  • Book Corner Tampa Bay (728 West Lumsden Road, Brandon, FL 33511)
  • BookHolders (11802 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612)
  • Mojo Books & Records (2540 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612)

At Local Book Donations, we like providing a range of options to encourage you to support local organizations. The above businesses are used book/record stores who will take your books for a small amount in return, or offer you a generous store credit.


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