How to Donate

Each year, Book’em places reading volunteers in dozens of classrooms in Nashville’s inner city and gives tens of thousands of books to underserved children. There is still so much more that needs to be done. Please consider donating money, books, or volunteer time and helping us spread the word about the great need in our city.

Book Donations

We are always in need of donations of new, like-new, and very gently used children’s books - from board books to chapter books (ages 0-18).

We are currently accepting donations Monday - Wednesday between 10am and 1pm at Martin Professional Development Center at 2400 Fairfax Ave, Nashville, TN, 37212. Please schedule your donation drop-off below.  

Please park in the back parking lot off 24th Ave. and bring donations to the back doors of the building (loading area). There will be a sign on the door with our phone number for you to call when you arrive. Contact Book’em at or (615) 255-1820 for more information.


Monetary Gifts

Every $2 provides a book to a child in need.

Checks may be mailed to: 

161 Rains Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-5330

Or scroll down to donate online using one of the buttons below.

Workplace Giving

You can give to Book’em through United Way, Combined Federal Campaign and Metro Employees’ Consolidated Charities Campaign.

EIN 58-2000621

United Way 7081

CFC  30999

MECCC 7081

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP opportunities are available. Contact Melissa Spradlin at or (615) 255-1820 for more information.


Donate Books Online

Share the joy of reading from the comfort of your home! Shop for books for youth ages 0-18 at Parnassus BooksFairytales BookstoreThe Bookshop, or your favorite online source for children’s books and have them shipped to Book'em at 161 Rains Ave. Nashville, TN 37203. We welcome books of all types and topics, but feel free to check out our Amazon wish list for some of our favorites!

When shopping on Amazon, don't forget to shop at and select Book'em as your charity of choice - .5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to Book'em! Learn more about AmazonSmile here.

Book Drives

Book drives are a fun way for groups to work together to do good in the Nashville community. Hold one in conjunction with an event or just for fun! Book drives can be done with your office, school, place of worship, team, civic group, club, family, neighborhood, or anywhere else you may be involved. Check out our resources below but feel free to have fun with it and make it your own! Thank you for helping us provide books to children who might otherwise have none.




Book Drive Resources

Please feel free to utilize the resources in the links below:

Our plea to you – The Impact of Book Drives

Book Drive Components

Book Drive Flyer

Book Drop Box Sign

Book Drive Donation Form


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