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We are currently seeking books in these categories:

NON-FICTION:

  • African-American History and Biography
  • Alternative Energy & Building
  • Sustainability
  • Green Living
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • DIY topics
  • Alternative and Complementary Medicine
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
  • Martial Arts Architecture
  • Urban Planning Gardening
  • Permaculture
  • Cultivating Marijuana
  • New York City History
  • Philosophy
  • Spirituality
  • Eastern Religions
  • Inspirational
  • Self-Help
  • Psychology
  • Propaganda
  • Sailing and Boating
  • Science
  • UFOs
  • Secret Military Technology

FICTION:

  • Graphic Novels
  • African-American authors
  • Classics
  • Best-sellers from previous 2 years
  • Falkner; Hemmingway; Philip K. Dick; Herman Hesse; Leo Tolstoy; Sinclair Lewis; Pearl S. Buck; Marcel Proust; Lawrence Sterne; Toni Morrison; Maya Angelou; Zora Neale Hurston; Alice Walker; James Baldwin; Octavia Butler; Ta-Nahesi Coates; Hunter S. Thompson; Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsberg; Mitch Albom; Ray Bradbury; Kurt Vonnegut

SPECIFIC TITLES:

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley
  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE by Margaret Atwood
  • BECOMING by Michelle Obama
  • THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
  • THE PLAGUE by Albert Camus
  • JUST KIDS by Patti Smith
  • ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee
  • THE CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger
  • LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding
  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST by Ken Kesey
  • THINGS FALL APART by Chinua Achebe
  • THE ALCHEMIST by Paul Coelho
  • THE I CHING
  • THE ART OF WAR by Sun Tzu
  • DO NO HARM: STORIES OF LIFE, DEATH AND BRAIN SURGERY by Henry Marsh

If you have books in these catagories in good condition that you want to donate, please bring the books any day (except Monday) between Noon and 5pm. An additional phone call before you come is also helpful, 'though not necessary.  
If you have books that you want to sell, or if these times don't work for you, special arrangements need to be made with the book manager Katie McCarthy.

Here is our contact info:
bookcafe@etgstores.com or 718-447-8256


When we last checked, there were TWO other thrift stores on Staten Island that we are aware of who might be accepting used books:

Tottenville Thrift Shop
223 Main Street, SI, NY 10307.
Call first to make sure they are open, their hours are limited.
718-984-7439

Bay Street Thrift
1090 Bay Street, SI, NY 10305
Call first. They don't want large quantities, but one box or so is fine.
718-447-2140

Also consider these options:

Book donations to NYPL

NYC Books Through Bars

Stop 'N' Swap® | GrowNYC

Green Drop

Better World Books

Vietnam Veterans of America

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Pick Up Please

NYPL Correctional Services Department

Local schools, hospitals, and nursing homes may also be in need of books.
Before donating, PLEASE CALL THEM FIRST.

Any of the organizations listed above that have physical drop-offs,
PLEASE CALL THEM FIRST.

 

THANK YOU!


We are partnering with online book network BIBLIO. Here is a tool for searching their network for books:


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