Book Donation Information
Donate your books and media to Friends! Give your items a 2nd home and support a great
cause. Proceeds from our Bookstore and our book sales support the Library. Each year we receive
thousands of donated books, which we in turn resell to the public through the Friends’ Title Wave
Bookstore. Your donation is tax-deductible and helps to provide critical support to the Solana Beach
Library and Friends’ community programs.
The Bookstore accepts donations of clean, new and gently used hardcover and softcover books, books
on CDs, music CDs, and DVDs. Donations may be dropped off at the Title Wave Bookstore. Due to
storage constraints, email ahead for any donations over four boxes or bags so we can make
arrangements to store your donation, firstname.lastname@example.org
KNOW THAT YOU HELP JUST BY DONATING YOUR BOOKS OR MEDIA
One way we raise money is through book donations! Your generous donations of new or gently used
books, DVDs, videos and CDs are gratefully accepted. You may bring your donations directly to our
bookstore located inside the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach, CA.
WHAT DONATIONS DO WE ACCEPT?
In addition to books, we accept donations of media and assorted printed material, including:
- Children’s books
- Audio CDs
- Books on CD
- DVDs, Blu-ray discs
- Text books
- Graphic Novels-Comic Books. (Individual copies or box lots.)
- Recently dated Magazines (within 3 months of current date)
- Travel Guides within four years of current date
WHAT DONATIONS WE DO NOT ACCEPT?
- Books that are damp or moldy
- General encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
- Legal statutes and casebooks
- Loose CDs, DVDs, etc. without their cases
- Home-recorded (aka burned) CDs, DVDs, etc.
- VHS tapes
We love all donations, however, due to limited space we are only able to take donations of books up to
4 boxes (printing paper type) or less. If you have more boxes to donate just let the docent know so that
they may coordinate how best to donate your additional books with the bookstore manager.
Please note that the Solana Beach Library and our Bookstore are closed during the follow holidays: New
Year's Eve, New Year's Day, MLK Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day,
Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day & day-after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BOOKS WHEN I DONATE THEM?
Donated books are sold to the public through; our “Title Wave Bookstore, located inside the Solana
Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave; on-line sales; and through bookseller agreements. All profits benefit
the Solana Beach library. We also donate books to other non-profit organizations.