Folio is always looking for interesting collections of quality books in good condition. We accept curated collections in specific fields, as well as small donations of individual titles.
We're currently accepting modern, recent novels. Not necessarily bestsellers, but quality literature from around the world.
Current events. Books that have been published recently and are interesting commentaries on the world around us.
Biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs are popular with members.
Pacific Northwest related books.
Books about the craft of writing.
Books about Books
We accept very few mass market paperbacks. Hardcover or trade paperbacks, please.
If you are interested in donating books please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
What are the strong areas of the collection?
Did the person building this library have expertise?
What is the ratio of hardcover to paperback books?
What is the ratio of contemporary to older titles?
What percentage is translated literature?
It is helpful to provide three or four photos of book spines on your shelves. If the collection is a good fit, we'll make arrangements to visit your library and talk about further arrangements.
All donors will be asked to sign a donor agreement form and will be offered an in-kind receipt for tax purposes.
Folio is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your donation may be deductible from federal income taxes to the extent permitted by law. Pick up an in-kind receipt when you donate books. Please note that by law Folio is not allowed to provide appraisals.
We DO NOT accept
Books that are dated, such as guidebooks
Bound Copies of Magazines
Case Law and Procedural Law books
Children’s Books, except literary or notably illustrated
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias or World Books
Genre Fiction (young adult, horror, romance)
Readers Digests, Almanacs, Who's Who, or National Geographic
Text Books and Academic journals
Please DO NOT donate books in poor condition
Books in disrepair
Dirty, moldy or water damaged books
Books with excessive writing, highlighting or markings
Rule of thumb: If you wouldn’t buy it or give it to a friend, think twice about donating it. Condition matters.