Indy Reads Books is gearing up for the busy holiday season, and we need you to help make the season a success!

You know every sale at Indy Reads Books supports adult and family literacy education programs right here in Indianapolis and Central Indiana. The holiday season is when we see the most sales, and provide the most support to adults learning to read and write. You can help make 2018 our best year yet... right now!


Indy Reads Books needs your gently used children's books and picture books to help get ready for the busy shopping season. And we're starting the big push... right now!

Through October 31, we're on the hunt for books your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, and cousins have outgrown. No book is too old (or too new!), no bag is too full, and no story is too short to find a new home! We take the classics like The Cat in The Hat and Goodnight Moon, new favorites like The Pout Pout Fish and Pete the Cat, and one-of-a-kinds from all around: If it's a book for kids, it can be donated to help to make Central Indiana 100% literate!

Where to Donate

Not stopping by Mass Ave? No problem! Our incredible friends at Rabble House Coffee and the University of Indianapolis will be collecting donations through October 31! You can drop off your book donations at any of the locations below:


Indy Reads Books

911 Massachusetts Ave

Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm
Sunday 12-6pm

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University of Indianapolis

Schwitzer Student Center • 1400 Campus Drive

Monday-Sunday 7am-7pm

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Rabble House Coffee

2119 E 10th St.

Monday-Friday 7am-6pm
Saturday 8am-6pm
Sunday 8am-3pm

Please note: Tax receipts for donations can only be given at Indy Reads Books!