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People + Books = Good Stuff


Transforming Washington, DC's

Bookshelves into Community Impact

Give your old books a new home and raise cash for our local non-profits


How It Works

  1. Use the form at the bottom of this page to let me know you have books. We schedule a time for pick up. You may also text "BOOKS" to 202.997.3091 to get the ball rolling.

  2. I pick up the books. I buy some of them and pay with a donation to Martha's Table or another area non-profit.

  3. I donate the remaining books.

So far we've donated over $6000 to Martha's Table and paid thousands more to individual donors.



How much will you donate for my books? 

Depends on what you have, but I use a formula based on current Amazon price and ranking data.

How does the pickup work?

We'll pick up the books wherever they are, whenever you want. Anything from contactless porch pickup to us bringing crates and packing them up for you will work fine. 

Is there a minimum or maximum number of books you’ll accept?

No job too large or small. And no books will be turned away. We understand that just getting them out of the house is the real benefit for many people.

In what area will you pick up books?

Anything inside the Beltway definitely works. I’ll pick up outside the Beltway on a case by case basis.

Can I use Pete's Reads as a fundraiser for another organization?

Yes. I can help you organize a book drive with a PTA or other non-profit organization.

Another Idea: In one case a large condo building held a book exchange in the common room. I picked up what was left. 

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Have books to sell or donate?

Contact Pete's Reads

Use the form below or text "BOOKS" to 202.997.3091.

Thanks for submitting!

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About Peter Gwynn


When he's not buying and selling books, he manages real estate and plays drums in the basement. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, he now lives in Washington, DC.

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