Garden Books Donation

Q: I am looking for a place to donate a bunch of gardening books. Is a library my only option?

A: If you think some of your books might be valuable, submit a list of titles and authors to the Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center ( If the books are simply common reference or “garden experiences” books, check with the local Master Gardener association ( and see if they have any need for them. It’s possible a local retirement home might enjoy having a few in their library, particularly the books with pictures.

Also check with your local elementary school. Several have book sales to benefit their own library. And don’t dismiss your nearby public library. They may not need your books in particular but they have further resources for distribution.

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