We appreciate all of you who have expressed interest in supporting us through used book donations, but unfortunately during this time we cannot accept them.

If you can, please hang on to them for when we begin accepting book donations once again. We will be sure to make that announcement when the day comes. Please do not leave any books or donations in front of our store. Thank you and stay well!


We look for gently-used fiction and nonfiction, paperbacks, hardcovers, DVDs, audiobooks, and children’s books, but we accept all books and media, including music CDs and vinyl. Many specialty books such as old textbooks and instruction manuals are not sold in store but are valuable to us through other platforms. We also re-donate books to schools and service organizations in need. In short, any donation you make will help support literacy in Central Indiana!

We are not able to pick up books from your home, but if you can get them to our parking lot we are more than happy to help carry them inside! Please call ahead to 317-384-1496 before bringing large donations (a car or truck load, for example).

Tax Receipts

We’re happy to give you a tax receipt with every donation you make to Indy Reads Books. We sign and date the receipt and allow you to fill in the value of your donation.

We strongly suggest you consult your tax professional when preparing to claim your donation; however, you may find the following list of prices (what we typically charge) for books useful:
Children’s: $1.00
Young adult/Teen: $1.99-$4.99
Mass market paperback: $2.99
Tradecover (paperback): $5.99
Hardcover: $6.99
Oversize (coffee table books): $8.99
Old/rare: varies