Donate Books

                                                                                        BOOK ROOM CLOSED: MAY 27, 2021 FOR SUMMER
BOOK ROOM REOPENS SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

We will reopen on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Please wear a mask and exercise Covid precautions. Do not drop off your book donations unless our members are present.

The 52nd AAUW Wilmington Branch Used Book Sale was held in a new month (June), a new venue (Brandywine Town Center) in a confined space rather than strung along the Concord Mall. Thanks to the volunteers who were flexible to all the changes including taking multiple shifts. About 33,000 books were taken to the sale making $25,000. Again this year $100,000 in scholarships will be given to Delaware women to attend university.  A future sale is planned later this year.

Proceeds for our book sales provide scholarships for higher education for Delaware women.

Donation location:
Our Book Room is located at 8 Germay Drive, Germay Industrial Park, Wilmington, DE 19804. It
is on the right, just before Faithful Friends. (Directions and Map are below.)

Please email Trina at petrinag1109@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For donors who want a tax receipt: Please come prepared with the respective number of paperbacks and hardbacks in your donation.

Please brings books in boxes if possible.


Our Book Room is now a Book Store, too!

The retail store has a selection of very good books in popular categories at reduced prices. Stop in on  Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m..  For questions or more information, call or text Trina G. at 302-268-4501..

When you drop off books during regular hours, browse our selected titles, including a large number of Delaware- related books. You no longer have to wait for the annual book sale! Purchase your books during the year.

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

To assure the quality of books at the sale, we are unable to accept the following:.

NOT ACCEPTED:

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  • Books that are out of date or in poor condition (see below)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

ALSO NOT ACCEPTED:

Out of date  books issued annually  and textbooks that are more than five years old.
Poor condition includes books that smell bad, have stains,  brittle or browned pages, no covers,  torn covers,  missing pages,  insect damage,  material highlighted,  exercises or games partly filled in, mildew,  burn marks,  foxing (small brown blotches), warped pages,  water damage, or are falling apart. 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 (302-428-0939) 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. 8 Germay Drive is on the right (before Faithful Friends).

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. 8 Germay Drive is on your right before Faithful Friends). CLICK THE MAP TO ENLARGE IT.