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615 Middle Country Road

Middle Island, NY 11953


Most books $2 or less!


Where do the proceeds go?

Substantially, all of the proceeds we recieve from the sale of books and other donated items will be reinvested in the Brookhaven community and applied to one or more of the following youth programs of the Lifeline Mediation Center, among others:

  • Caring for Kids Latchkey Program
  • Ignite Teen Program
  • One-on-One Youth Mentoring Program
  • Blessings are Us Food Pantry
  • What kind of books do you accept?

    We accept all books, including hardcover and paperback books, new and old, textbooks, childrens, fiction and non-fiction we accept them all. We take anything in good condition except encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, VHS tapes and catalogs. We have the most success reselling or finding other uses for books published in the last 40 years. In addition to books, we also are happy to accept CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, Puzzles and Records. We never turn books away. We collect books from residents and other individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, libraries or any other groups that want to help us help the youth and missions of the Brookhaven community. However,we reserve the right to refuse books, at our discretion, and other items that we may deem unsafe or unsanitary for our staff volunteers or employees.

    Are you looking for books covering a particular subject matter?

    No, We are looking for books that will be attractive to people of various interests throughout the community, including:

    Antiques, Art, Best Sellers, Biographies, Children's Books, Cookbooks, Crafts, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Home Improvements,Large Print, and Sports/Exercise.

    Is there a minimum or maximum number of books I can donate?

    No. We are happy to accept one book or hundreds. There is no maximum, we are able to accommodate any amount of books that you may have. Please bring your books to our Book Shoppe which is located at 615 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, New York. We will also be setting up local drop-off containers around the Brookhaven community.

    What happens to the books?

    All donated books are hand sorted by our volunteers to determine the best possible use for each item. Most of the books we receive will be sold at our Book Shoppe located at 615 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, New York or sold online. Others may be given to teachers for their classrooms as part of our Books for Teachers program or may be given to local shelters as part of our Books for the Soul program. As a last resort, we use our best efforts to recycle items that are unsalvageable.

    Are you a nonprofit organization and are my book donations tax-deductible?

    Yes, we are a not-for-profit company that seeks to fund programs to benefit the youth and missions of the Brookhaven community. As a result, your donations are tax deductible. We are staffed by volunteers from the community and we are seeking to raise funds to support these goals by reselling used books and media. Many people who give us their books are simply looking for a way to clear some space, while also helping their used items get a second chance. We will try to resell as many donated items as we can, and try to donate or recycle whatever we cannot.

    Why donate books?

    We'll find great use for them! We are dedicated to keeping books out of the trash and putting them in the hands of those who need and want them. The majority of books you give will be resold, which will allow us to raise funds for the youth and missions of Brookhaven and support local nonprofits and other groups within the Brookhaven community. There are a variety of additional reasons why you should donate to us, but if you still have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 631-205-5057

    How do I donate?

    Again, books may be dropped off at our Book Shoppe located at 615 Middle Country Road, Middle Island, NY

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