Publisher/Author Guidelines


No Book Donations Until October! 

Due to construction inside and outside of the United First Parish Church, we are not accepting book donations until the end of September, unless they are on our list of most needed books or Amazon Wish List. Click here for more details.

We welcome donations of new paperback books from publishers including the following:

  • Advance reading copies
  • Review copies
  • Overstocks

Self-Published Books:

  • Self-Published books in the fiction, religion and self help genres are generally not useful to us.  An exception would be books that are written specifically for prisoners.

Multiple Copies of Books: 

Because of space limitations, we cannot accept more than 10 copies of any one title except for the following subjects:

  • Dictionaries
  • Thesauruses
  • Spanish-English Dictionaries
  • Books written in Spanish
  • Almanacs
  • Exercise that can be done without equipment – yoga, calisthenics, etc.
  • Starting a small business
  • How to draw
  • Trade skills such as woodworking, HVAC, electical, etc.
  • Books written specifically for prisoners

Please contact us at or 617-423-3298 if you have any questions.