Book Donation Program

Support our book donation program! 

Our book donation program helps support our mission, gives free books to people in need, and creates jobs. We appreciate you helping us to achieve these goals by donating your books.

Book Donation Locations & Information

Permanent Drop-off Points
TAP Maintenance and Weatherization Operations Building2121 Salem Ave SW, Roanoke VA

Westhampton Christian Church (Grandin Road area in Roanoke)
24/7 Location
2515 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

24/7 outdoor donation bin located in the parking lot.
Growing Years Daycare (Hardy Road area in Vinton)
24/7 Location
2102 Hardy Rd, Vinton, VA 24179

24/7 outdoor donation bin located in the parking lot.
Bank of Botetourt
24/7 Location
3130 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019

24/7 outdoor donation bin located in the parking lot.
Bank of the James
24/7 Location
2101 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018

24/7 outdoor donation bin located in the parking lot.
TAP Roanoke Headquarters
24/7 Location
302 2nd St SW, Roanoke, VA 24001

For more information or to schedule drop off of a large donation, please contact us at or 540.358.1079.

Donations are tax-deductible. A charitable donation receipt can be provided for donations made in person at TAP Headquarters or picked up by TAP.  Unfortunately, donation receipts are not available for items left at other drop-off points.

Online and Retail Book Sales

  • TAP is proud to partner with Goodwill Industries of the Valley for the processing and resale of donated books. Stay tuned for links to our online storefronts in the near future!

Book Donation Program Frequently Asked Questions

What does TAP Books do with the donations?
TAP Books helps turn used books into stable revenue for TAP programs, gives free books to people in need, and creates jobs in our community.
What kinds of books does TAP Books want?
We take all kinds of books, new and old.
Are there books that TAP Books does not want?
We’ll take anything, and there’s no need to sort or filter your donation. We are, however, less interested in donations of magazines, encyclopedia sets, or books in very poor condition.
How do participants in TAP programs benefit?
TAP programs issue vouchers for books, including children’s books, to TAP clients for them to select books to share with their families. We also put together book bags that are occasionally distributed to TAP families. Our programs that serve incarcerated individuals also take donated books to prison libraries.
How does TAP Books create jobs?
It takes a lot of labor to gather, process, and sell book donations. A majority of the revenue from TAP Books goes into the paychecks of our employees to help them support their families. Where possible, we give employment opportunities to participants in TAP programs.
Does TAP resell donated books? Where?
TAP Books sells books through various online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay and through occasional pop-up sales. The proceeds are then used to support TAP programs.

Want to help out?

Host your own book drive or become a volunteer by contacting us at or 540.358.1079.