Guidelines for Book Donations to the Street Fair

Thank you to everyone whose generous support has made our book table at the Festival a great success year after year!

Book donation pickup will be Monday, May 22 starting at 7pm.

To arrange for pickup contact Tom Horan:

You may also deliver your donation to the 36th Street service entrance of the Carlton Regency at 137 East 36th Street at 8pm on the evening of May 22.

Please put books into manageable size bags & boxes (30 lbs. maximum) when putting your books together. Books must be in your lobby for collection.

Books we have found to be great sellers:

  • Newer hardcover fiction books    

  • Biographies  

  • New York Times Best Sellers put out in the past 2 or 3 yrs (both hardcover & paperback)  

  • Cookbooks / Specialty Craft books (crocheting, knitting, etc)  

  • Children's books  

  • Travel books put out in the past two to three years

The following books, unfortunately, do not sell well. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THESE IN YOUR DONATIONS.

  • Paperback romances (sorry, but each year we consistently sell none of these)  

  • Computer help books that are older than a year old  

  • Encyclopedias  

  • Magazines  

  • Almost anything more than three years old (unless biographies, children's books or classic novels) 




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