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Donate a book

A row of used books lying spines up on a table

Donate a brand-new book(this link will open in a new window) through our online charity shop. You can even donate a book(this link will open in a new window) on behalf of others and receive a digital gift certificate to share with your loved ones. All proceeds from the other merchandise and gifts you buy go directly into our charity and help deliver our programmes. 

You can also give to our annual charity Christmas Appeal, which gives new books to children and families through food banks and other community groups. With the help of kind supporters like you, we've donated over 290,000 books. 

Local book donation spots for second-hand books

While we don't accept direct book donations, we hope you'll donate your second-hand books to good causes. Take a look around your neighbourhood for a little free library box to share books with others. 

Have a big collection to share?

We have partnered with Better World Books to take larger donations of books. Email info@betterworldbooks.co.uk(this link will open in a new window) quoting the reference STORIES and a member of the Better World Books team will let you know the next steps.

Better World Books(this link will open in a new window) is a for-profit, socially conscious business and a global online bookseller that collects and sells new and used books online, matching each purchase with a book donation. Each sale generates funds for literacy and education initiatives in the US, the UK, and around the world. Since its launch in 2003, Better World Books has raised $33 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 32 million books, and reused or recycled more than 397 million books.

By quoting the reference STORIES, Scottish Book Trust will also benefit directly by earning a small commission on the sale of the books you donate.