Donate Books

We are accepting gently used book donations by appointment only.

Books Are Wings works with students around the state of Rhode Island, with a focus on communities where children often do not have their own books at home.  All books collected are quarantined for 72 hours before they are sorted. Books are then packed and sealed for 72 hours before they get to our families and partners.


Please be patient as we work to accept your generous donations while keeping our team and your family safe during the process.

What types of books do we accept?

Children's Books Only

We accept baby books through teen books. 

Condition is Important

Please no books with mildew, old library books or damaged books.

Content is Key

We value book choice, and often the book you are donating will be this child’s only book that they can call their his own.

We are not able to accept the following types of books:

  • Adult books

  • Textbooks/reference books

  • Religious books


What is the best way to pack the books?

Please pack the books in boxes since they are easier to transport than bags.

Please count the books and let us know the number you are donating.


We are also able to tally books at our donation center.

How do I set up a donation or book drive?

Click below to contact us for more info on

these activities.


How else can I donate books?


You can purchase books on your own or donate directly to our book donation fund. Check out the ways below: