“general donations are closed”

General Donations: The Rolling Library accepts new and gently-used book donations in nearly all genres. We do not accept textbooks, oversized art books, books promoting hate speech, magazines, and single-issue comics. Because of limited storage space, our general donations are closed but we’ll announce when we reopen.

However, we always accept books in languages other than English, books written by BIPOC, and books about race or police/prison abolition. If you can donate any of those, please contact us at

Currently, we’re organizing a book drive for incarcerated folks at Rikers and are accepting specific books from our wishlist.