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Donating Books



Effective March 1, 2013, the Hekman Library stopped accepting donated books and ceased sending an acknowledgement letter for tax purposes for donated books and other items. If you believe your books represent a unique contribution to the Hekman Library collection, contact David Malone, Dean of the Library, describing the nature of the books. 

Listed below are several alternatives to sending them to a landfill 

  • Cheap paperbacks and old and common books can be dropped off at any recycle station.
  • Baker Book House buys scholarly books (616.957.3110) 
  • Redux Books (1349 Lake Dr, 742-2665) buys unique or marketable books. 
  • New 2 You Shoppe (2929 29th St, 942-2929) is a thrift store that supports the Grand Rapids Christian Schools. 
  • Theological Book Network (3529 Patterson Ave, 532-3890) accepts only scholarly books in theology, religion, philosophy, psychology, African studies and business/economics/management. They distribute them to academic libraries in developing countries.