Used Book Sale & Book Collections

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Used Book Collections take place at Eagle Storage, 555 Rogers Street from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

March 14, 2020

The Book Collection WILL take place! Please help us limit our volunteer needs for the day by dropping off books in full boxes with lids rather than paper or plastic bags.

May 9, 2020

Please enter through the large garage doors on the west side of the building and come up the ramp. Follow signage down a few aisles to find us sorting your donations!

Donation Receipt 2019/2020

We do NOT accept or attempt to resell:

Wet, smelly, moldy, or damaged books
Spiral bound or 3 ring binder style publications
Reader’s Digest Condensed Books

VCR tapes / cassette tapes

Our criteria are based on what the reseller will accept from us after the sale.

We screen Children’s Books according to CPSC guidelines. Download the Reseller’s Guide and see page 18 & 20 of the pdf (numbered page 16 & 18 of the guide.)
· Metal Spiral Bound Children’s Books cannot be resold and will be put in the trash.
· Soft plastic (such as those intended for the bathtub) cannot be resold and will be put in the trash.
· Children’s Paperback Books published in 1985 or earlier cannot be resold and will be sent to SCARCE for recycling.
· Children’s Hardcover Books published in 1985 or earlier may be sold from our Better Books section or may be sent to SCARCE for recycling.

You can take print items we do not accept or cannot resell directly to:
SCARCE  Please note, SCARCE is currently closed while they relocate to Addison!

They are scheduled to reopen on March 14th, 2020 at

800 S. Rohlwing Rd (Rt. 53), Addison, IL 60101

The 61st Annual Downers Grove Used Book Sale was held on June 20 – 22, 2019 at the Henry Puffer Elementary School gym and stage.

Visit the Used Book Sale History page to read more about our Used Book Sale tradition!