Holding a Book Drive

Belmont School Runs a Book DriveMike Messina at Barnes&Noble in Middlebury, MA

We love book drives! They help us send so many wonderful books off to those who need them. If you would like to hold a book drive, please keep our guidelines in mind. Please let us know if you have any questions. We wish you much success with your book drive!

Book Drive Guidelines

All books should be gently used or new children's books or books suitable for teens. No loose bindings, stains, coloring or torn pages. Please note that condition is very important.

Books should be sorted by approximate grade level. It doesn't have to be exact. For example, a box can be labeled K-3.

Books should be boxed in a sturdy box with a weight of no more than 35 pounds.

Children's books and books suitable for teens grades PreK-12 are welcome with the following exceptions:

No textbooks
No encyclopedias
No magazines
No out-of-date reference materials (almanacs from 1992, etc.)
No CDs or videos


Contact us when they are boxed and ready for shipping by emailing info@readertoreader.org or calling 413-256-8595.


You will either be directed to ship directly to a school or to:

Reader To Reader
c/o Cadigan Center
38 Woodside Ave.
Amherst, MA 01002