Wish Lists

Help us purchase the high quality books and program supplies that help our organization thrive.  Our staff have created wish lists for items we need at the locations below.  



Items from these lists can be purchased in store or online and will be held at the store for pick up.  No shipping fees, no delivery necessary. 

A Room of One's Own 


Items from these lists can be purchased in store or online and buyers will be responsible for shipping fees or delivering items in person to the MRP Book Center 8030 Excelsior Drive Madison, WI 53517


Click here to purchase books from our NEW Book Donation Page

Things We Love

  • Materials printed in Spanish, Hmong, or bilingual text

  • Books featuring diverse characters

  • Titles from our  “Book Wishes” 

Book Donation Guidelines


We gratefully accept:

  • Books for ages birth to teens

  • New or gently used books

    • Please, no damaged books, including:

      • Broken bindings

      • Missing or ripped pages

      • Soiled, musty, moldy, or water damage

      • Excessive writing or highlighting on pages

  • Timely and relevant content

    • Topics and illustrations that are outdated or irrelevant
      do not generate interest or excitement

      • For nonfiction: preferably books published within
        the last five (5) years, reflecting current technology and politics

  • Appropriate themes and topics

    • Books with harmful stereotypes in text or illustrations
      will not be shared with children

    • We cannot accept books with holiday or religious themes

We cannot accept the following items:
  • Dictionaries or encyclopedias

  • Activity or coloring books

  • Teaching or homeschool materials

  • Books with religious or holiday themes

  • Toy items

    • Magnet / sticker books

    • “Play Sound” books

    • Puzzle Kits

Alternate Donation Options

If you have items that you are interested in donating that do not meet our specific donation guidelines (including books for adults), we encourage you to check out these other options for donations.


Updated: June 2019

Madison Reading Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. 

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