Book Donation Guidelines

If you would like to donate new or gently-used books to Makara, please visit our online catalog to learn about the books Makara is seeking for its collection. Books will be shelved in our Library & Art Center or used to stock our scattered site Little Free Libraries. Donated books will not be resold.

Makara's Library & Art Center is inclusive and focused on highlighting works by authors & artists of color, LGBTQ communities, Muslims, and other underrepresented groups. For more information or to schedule a pick-up, contact:


  • New or gently used books
  • Fiction/poetry by people of color
  • Spanish: YA, fiction anthologies, general popular fiction
  • Foreign language novels (Spanish/Vietnamese/Khmer)
  • Foreign language children's books (Spanish/Vietnamese/Khmer)
  • Art books: Latin America, African Diaspora, Asian/Asian-American, Indigenous 
  • Graphic novels


  • Books with torn covers and/or pages
  • Books with excessive highlighter & pen marks
  • Books with water/fire/pet damage
  • Textbooks
  • Magazines
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dinosaur erotica
  • Bibles