Give Books

Children's Book Project

Dear Children’s Book Project,


We love all the books you gave us. Everyone enjoys the books in our class. Thank you for all the books!


Third grader

We always need new or gently used, recent-vintage books for children of all ages, from infants through teens.

We especially need:

  • board books
  • early readers
  • elementary chapter books
  • books in Spanish or Chinese (all ages)
  • books featuring diverse characters (all ages)
  • graphic novels
  • popular series for 8-12 year olds

We can’t use and don’t accept:

  • textbooks and curriculum materials
  • encyclopedias
  • audio cassettes and VHS tapes
  • library discards
  • obsolete books
  • dirty, dusty, wet, or mildewed books
  • nonfiction over ten years old

Teachers and other staff who serve economically disadvantaged children come in and choose the free books they want to bring back from our book site. Keeping this in mind as you gather books for donation, please understand that if a book is too old, well-loved, broken, dirty, with missing or marked-up pages, or otherwise unlikely to be selected from our site, it must still be counted and sorted by our hard-working volunteers. Please help us be efficient with our limited resources and recycle those books we can’t use at home! Thank you!

Visit our Amazon Wishlist for book donation ideas (and join AmazonSmile to donate books directly AND give .5% of your purchase to CBP)!

Book Site

Drop off any number of books at our book site during open hours:

1360 43rd Avenue, room 105
San Francisco

Monday 3:30 – 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm
Thursday 3:30 – 6 pm
First Saturday of each month 10 am – 1 pm

The entrance to the parking area is at Playland at 43rd Avenue. Please drive slowly and watch for children at play!

Children under 18 are not allowed at the book site.

Book Bags

Drop off your donation of 50 or fewer books at any of our blue Book Bag collection stand locations:

Aardvark Books 227 Church Street
Alexander Book Company 50 Second Street
Ambassador Toys 186 West Portal Avenue
Books Inc 3515 California Street
Books Inc 2251 Chestnut Street
Charlie’s Corner 4102 24th Street
Folio Books 3957 24th Street
Mission Neighborhood Health Center 240 Shotwell Street
Noe Valley Pediatrics 3700 24th Street
Overland One Hair Studio 3915 Noriega Street
Progressive Grounds 400 Cortland Avenue
Rainbow Grocery 1745 Folsom Street
Umpqua Bank  415 De Haro Street

Bagel Street Cafe 254 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City
Mollieland at Mollie Stone’s, 49 42nd Avenue, San Mateo

Tay Tah Cafe 1182 Solano Ave, Albany

Pick Up

Contact us to arrange pick up for donations of 100+ books within San Francisco or for larger donations in the greater Bay Area.


Ship books to our mailing address:

3433 21st Street
San Francisco CA 94110

Other Ways To Contribute

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