Used Book Shop

At the Sturgis Library Book Shop, we carry a large selection of gently used book for adults, young adults, and children, antiquarian books and pamphlets, and specialty items.

All items in the shop are donated by library users, and we welcome your donations of books and other items — puzzles, games, antiquarian books and pamphlets, and more. Please feel free to bring donated items by anytime during regular library hours. We can help you by providing a cart to bring in multiple boxes. We can also provide you with a donation card that you can use to report a charitable deduction on your income tax return.

Please read the following guidelines for donating books and other materials:

All items should be in clean, excellent condition

Here is what we DO accept:

  • Fiction & nonfiction books for adults, young adults, and children
  • Puzzles and games (all pieces/parts must be present)
  • Antiquarian books and pamphlets

Here is what we DO NOT accept:

  • Textbooks
  • Movies (blue-ray, DVD, or VHS)
  • Music CDs or cassettes
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Older mass market paperbacks
  • Books whose contents are easily out-of-date or out of style
    • Travel guides
    • Medical and health guides
    • Financial guides
    • Computer and tech guides
    • Older cookbooks, craft books, decorating books, and fashion books
  • Multi-volume sets
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Books with racist or pornographic content
  • Books espousing hatred towards individuals or groups
  • Abridged books like Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Advance Reader’s Copies

Please go through your donations carefully and donate only those items that fit into the acceptable category above.  This helps to save us time sorting through books donations, and also saves us the effort and expense of having to take unwanted books to the transfer station. 

We also accept other donated items for special sales

  • New and gently used jewelry, scarves, purses, sunglasses, and other accessories for our annual Jewelry Sale
  • Winter holiday ornaments and décor for our annual Holiday Ornament Sale
  • Quality pottery items, small housewares/décor, and baskets for our occasional pottery and basket sale


Gift certificates in any amount are available for purchase — they make a great gift for the book and library lover in your life!