The Friends of Literacy Bookshop is our platform to sell donated books on, and proceeds from book sales support CFLC’s tutoring programs.

When and Where, and What We Accept

DONATION DAY AND TIME – Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Building A at the Cape Fear Literacy Council.

For large donations (3+ boxes of books), it is best to call ahead or complete the form at the bottom of this page to make an appointment. Please use sturdy, clean boxes for your donations. During book drives, additional drop-off locations may be available. (See below.)

*PLEASE DON’T DONATE – If a book is in really bad shape, please do not donate it. This includes moldy books — they can harm our volunteers and our book inventory because mold spreads. If the spine is cracked beyond repair, if the pages are loose, if it’s water damaged, or noticeably stained/dirty: it’s not the right book for our program. Click the button to see our complete donation guide.

Friends of Literacy Bookshop Events

MONTHLY BOOK SWAP – Every first Monday of the month, the Friends of Literacy Books partners with Wilmington Brewing Company to present our Book Swap event. Stop by The Venue to swap any unwanted, gently used book for a new one, courtesy of CFLC!

✅ Donate your used books
✅ Find great new books
✅ Have a refreshing beer while you browse 🍺

Books (many genres and levels!) are displayed all day at this family-friendly event. $1 from every pint of a chosen beer is donated to support the adult literacy programs at CFLC. 💙


Do you love books and want to make a difference? Volunteer with the Friends of Literacy Books committee!

Book Donation Appointment

Please complete the form below to schedule large donations of books.

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