Books 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 (except encyclopedias & textbooks), for children or adults.

We use what we can in various youth programs (including adult books suitable for high school students), and what we can’t use, we sell at our annual book sale fundraiser.  For more information, contact us at

Athens-Area Drop-off Locations: (Map)

Alvin Hurst Allstate: 760 Hawthorne, Suite D; 9-5 Mon-Fri

Mack McClung Allstate: 2971 Monroe Hwy, Suite 103; 9-5 Mon-Fri

Merryn Walker Allstate 1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Suite 400; 9-5 Mon-Fri

Scott A Beaver Allstate Watkinsville – 2410 Hog Mtn Rd, Suite 101; 9-5 Mon-Fri

UGA Campus*: Coverdell Bldg, 500 DW Brooks Dr, Room 330A. 8-6, Mon-Fri
*For large donations, contact Leslie in advance for a trunk-to-trunk transfer

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 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.

Mail your books to our warehouse:
Books for Keeps
420 Athena Dr.
Athens, GA 30601