Got books?

PSA_2400Books for Keeps has a great need for new or gently-used books for children and young adults in Pre-K through 12th grade. We accept books of any kind, for children or adults.

***Please do not donate textbooks and encyclopedias. These books, unfortunately, do not sell at our annual book sale and will likely be recycled.***

We use those books we can in various youth programs (including adult books suitable for high school students). Those we can’t use in our programs, we sell at our annual BFK Book Sale fundraiser. Check out our wish list to see a current list of in-demand titles. For more information, contact us


Athens-area drop-off locations

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Alvin Hurst Allstate: 760 Hawthorne, Suite D; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Classic City Insurance Group: 3200 Atlanta Highway – located inside Phil Hughes Honda; 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Merryn Walker Allstate: 570 Gaines School Road; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
James Solomon Walker Allstate: 2410 Hog Mountain Rd. Suite 101; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
UGA Campus*: Coverdell Bldg, 500 DW Brooks Dr., Room 330A; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Athens Clarke Gymnastics Academy: 705 Sunset Drive – Bishop Park Gym; 4-6:30 p.m., Mon-Thurs (school year hours)
House Electric: 1045 Baxter Street; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.; Closed Sunday
Thrive Integrative Medicine: 2080 Prince Ave.; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Rinse Beauty: 740 Prince Ave Building #7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.; Closed Sunday
Edward Jones, Denise Ricks2440 Broad Street Suite 13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Edward Jones, Michele Pearson: 690 Highway 29 N Suite 100; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Watkinsville/Bogart location – Fox’s Pizza of Oconee: 2971 Monroe Highway; 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sat.-Thur.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.

Elberton location – 105.3 WSGC Radio: 563 Jones St, Elberton, GA; 

*For large donations, contact Leslie in advance to arrange a drop-off at our warehouse.

U.S. mail

The US Postal Service offers a special Media Mail rate that makes shipping books surprisingly affordable. (For example, it only costs about $4 to mail 30-40 paperback Junie B Jones books.) We recommend that our mail-in donors focus on current, popular books with colorful covers for elementary school children. Books with old-fashioned covers or excessive wear and tear are not as popular with the students. Got textbooks?  Read on to the end of the page for information about where to send them!

Mail your books to:

Books for Keeps
c/o Melanie Bradford
1050 Long Creek Drive
Watkinsville, GA  30677