Gently Used Children's Books


Get on the bandwagon and reuse, reduce, and recycle your gently used children’s books through BookSpring! With us, you gain the peace of mind that they will go to a deserving new home! All donations are eligible as a charitable contribution.

BookSpring also accepts applications for Rebook distribution partnerships!  If you are interested in finding out if your organization qualifies to receive books through BookSpring’s Rebook program, select the “Get Books” tab below and fill out our online application.

Give Books

Collecting books is a fun way to support BookSpring and engage your family, friends, community or office. We are available to accept donations throughout the week at our offices at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, TX, 78723 near Blanton Elementary School. You are welcome to drop by our offices between 10-4 pm M-F, or call to make an appointment for another time. Also, you can leave smaller donations in our Book Drop outside our offices. BookSpring happily accepts donations of new and gently-used children’s picture books, chapter books, and popular teen and adult books; however, we are unable to accept donations of textbooks, reference books, or used activity books.

Consider asking for book or monetary donations at your next:

  • Corporate Event
  • Children’s Birthday Party
  • Holiday Party
  • Family Reunion
  • Anniversary Party
  • Baby Shower
  • Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah

The books you collect will benefit our ReBook program, which distributes the books to pediatric clinics, schools, and other organizations that serve children and families who are in need.  BookSpring makes sure your books find a good home!

Coordinating Your Book Drive

  • Please contact to let us know you would like to conduct a book drive.
  • Coordinate with businesses and organizations such as your neighborhood school, grocery, church, and offices to find good places to collect books.
  • Choose the dates you would like to hold your book drive. Generally, two weeks is a perfect amount of time.
  • Give yourself at least a week to advertise! Let your community know about the book drive through newsletters, posters, emails, etc.
  • Hang posters and place collection bins in easy-to-see places that will be seen by as many people as possible.
  • Collect the books in any way that you wish, but please deliver them to us in cardboard boxes – preferably small to medium-sized – so they can easily be lifted by volunteers and staff. Please do not bring books in plastic or paper bags.
  • When your book drive is finished, please deliver the books to our office located on the Blanton Elementary School campus at 2006 Greenbrook Parkway, Austin, Texas 78723. (East of I-35, near Dell Children’s Hospital)
  • Please call ahead – (512) 472-1791 – to let us know you are coming!

Download a Poster for your Book Drive!

It’s easy. Download a poster and start promoting your book drive today! Please contact the BookSpring office if you need any additional information.

  1. 8 1/2 x 11 ReBook Flyer
  2. 11 x 17 ReBook Flyer

Get Books

Through the ReBook program, BookSpring distributes gently used books throughout the Central Texas area to those in need. If you are a representative of a professional education, health, or social service organization that works with families and children, you are eligible to apply to incorporate these books into your programs for distribution to your clients and beneficiaries.

Apply here to become a ReBook parnter. 


In low income families, only 1 in 300 children owns a book. What about the other 299? Children who grow up with steady exposure to books start kindergarten on par or ahead of their peers. Books collected during book drives allow BookSpring to channel books to many children, and distribution points include medical clinics for low income families, community outreach events, children’s shelters, faith-based organizations and libraries in economically disadvantaged areas.


There are many venues through which to sponsor a book drive: schools, corporate giving, youth organizations, a birthday or holiday party, or cleaning out your home bookshelf. Book Drives provide a way for students or service groups to meet volunteer requirements, and BookSpring has all the materials you will need to get started.


BookSpring has distributed tens of thousands of books all over Austin and surrounding areas. With your support, you are helping to ensure that every child in Austin will arrive at kindergarten with the critical skills they’ll need to learn to read and succeed in school!