Checking in with the Million Book Donation Project

Since we’re well into 2020 now (where does the time go?!), let’s check in on our 2020 Million Book Donation Project!


In case you’ve forgotten, the Million Book Donation Project is exactly what it sounds like – Half Price Books makes a pledge to donate at least one million books to great non-profit organizations and schools across the country. Since we officially launched the program in 2012, we’ve donated more than 11 million books!

As of today, we’ve already donated 100,490 books across the country in 2020, including some to our friends at Eastside Elementary in Cleveland, TX.


Need some books for your organization or school? Make a donation request and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

2019 Million Book Donation Project Wrap-Up

At Half Price Books, we know the importance of reading in everyone’s lives. That’s why we’ve always made book donations a priority since we were founded back in 1972. As our co-founder Ken Gjemre once said, “Books should fill our lives, not our land.”

So we’ve taken great pleasure in continuing our Million Book Donation Project in 2019 – we are pleased to announce we’ve donated… Continue reading

Million Book Project reaches 500,000!

Hey gang –

Austin North Lamar Assistant Store Manager Ryan Zogg and Austin customer, Kwabena Ofori, receiving books from Half Price Books Million Book Project. Mr. Ofori sends the books to Ghana Africa to start libraries and share the love of reading with children across the world.As part of our 40th anniversary year (we’ve been around a long time, right?!), Half Price Books made a pledge to donate a million books as part of our Million Book Donation Project.  We are pleased to announce that we’re more than half way to our goal!

Half Price Books has already gotten more than 566,000 books into the hands of people who need them through various non profit organizations like the Girl Scouts and Feed The Children.  And with our upcoming Half Pint Library book giveaway events, we’ll reach even more people in need.

You can check out a full list of organizations we’ve donated to, keep tabs on our progress and fill out a donation request form for your non-profit school on our Million Book Donation Project website.

Happy reading!