Donate Books

The book room is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 am for donations.

For donors who want a tax receipt: Please take a count beforehand of the respective numbers of paperbacks and hardbacks in your donation.


Please brings books in boxes, not bags.
Book donations are accepted every Monday and Thursday (excluding holidays) from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at our Book Room, located at 3 Germay Drive Unit 5, Germay Industrial Park, Wilmington, DE 19804. It is the first building on the left on Germay Drive, behind the Citizen’s Bank which is on Maryland Avenue and across from CVS. (Directions and Map are below.) Note, the book room may be closed if there is severe weather, such as excessive heat or heavy snow

During the hours above, the Book Room is staffed with people who can unload the books and provide a tax receipt. Please do NOT leave any books behind when the Book Room is unattended.

NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Time-Life series
  • Books that are out of date or in poor condition (see below)

This assures the quality of the books at the sale. Out of date includes books issued annually that are more than five years old and textbooks that are more than five years old. Poor condition includes books that smell bad; with stains; with brittle or browned pages; without covers; with torn covers; with missing pages; with insect damage; with material highlighted; with exercises or games partly filled in; with mildew; with burn marks; with foxing (small brown blotches); with warped pages; with water damage; or are falling apart. We realize that these books have provided much entertainment and knowledge, but future readers want books in good physical condition.

If you are unable to donate during our regular hours:
If you are unable to donate during regular Book Room hours please call the AAUW office and leave a message. We will do our best to arrange an alternative time.

Directions and Map:

From Route 48, Lancaster Pike/Lancaster Ave: Follow Route 48 to a right turn onto Route 100 South (DuPont Road). Route 100 (DuPont Road) ends at Route 4, Maryland Avenue. Turn LEFT onto Maryland Avenue. Follow it until you reach Germay Drive. TURN right at light onto Germay Drive. Turn LEFT into the SECOND driveway and follow it around to come to our back door of Suite 5. (The first driveway is for Citizens Bank.)

or,

Take I-95 south to Exit 6 Martin Luther King Blvd/ Route 4. Go straight towards Maryland Avenue, staying in right lane. At dead end, turn RIGHT onto Maryland Avenue. Go about 2 miles. After the railroad tracks, take a LEFT at the LIGHT onto Germay Drive. Turn LEFT into the SECOND driveway and follow it around to come to our back door of Suite 5. (The first driveway is for Citizens Bank.)

Map, courtesy of Mapquest:

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