These are the organizations that accept gently used books for donations and/or swaps in sunny Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas. Be sure to check out our other Florida book donation guides as the state isn’t short of nonprofits, libraries, and used bookstores! 

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


Friends of Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Libraries

Donation Type: Drop off
Locations: 
– Ft. Lauderdale Branch: 1400 E. Sunrise Boulevard
– Main Library: 100 S. Andrews Avenue, 
– Deerfield Beach Percy White Library: 837 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Hours: Vary by location
Website: Broward County Library Friends

How to Donate

The Main Library and Ft. Lauderdale Branch Library host various book fairs throughout the year and welcome donations of gently used books.

The Deerfield Beach branch has its own bookstore which is run by the Friends of that branch.

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MAIN LIBRARY, BROWARD COUNTY

Books For Free

Donation Type: Drop off in book bin
Locations: 33 locations at Miami-Dade Library branches, Books & Books stores, and police and fire stations
Type of Books Accepted: Children’s books, baby books
Website: Hands on Miami

How to Donate

The Books for Free program came up with a great map showing all of their book bin locations, which you can see here. 2 of the locations are in Hollywood, FL, so despite being a Miami library service, these are about halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

Look for the green donation bins at the above addresses.

Why We Love Books for Free

This initiative donates 3,500 books annually to in-need children and their caregivers in Miami-Dade county, helping to close the literacy gap in the community.


Out of the Closet

Donation Type: Drop off
Location: 1785 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Hours: 10am-7pm Mon-Sat; 10am-6pm Sun
Website: Out of the Closet

How to Donate

Simply bring your books to this snazzy thrift store with a difference: they support the AIDS Healthcare Foundation by donating all their profits to this nonprofit.


Places to Trade Books in Fort Lauderdale

  • Big Apple Books (5461 N Federal Highway)

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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