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Donate Used Books and Magazines (Ottawa Area)



Complete WishList: http://abilityfirstottawa.org/donations-in-kind-wish-list/

  • Story books
  • Piano books for children

Item Donation Inquiries Contact: Christina Ranieri  T.: 613-291-5422

Drop off (call first) at Collab Space (no pickups), 70 Bongard Avenue, Ottawa, ON

NOTE: Drop off at reception with item labelled for Ability First Ottawa – please call in advance to make sure someone is there to receive it: Collab space 613-319-2025. Thanks.


We would appreciate:

  • Books – (not magazines ) note: may be sold to generate income to fund Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.

Telephone: 613- 247-4776  x 325   Email: info@bbbso.ca

Website/WishList/locate Big Purple donation bins near you: http://www.bbbso.ca/donate/clothing



Types of donations WishList and where to bring the books:


Info on what they do and don’t accept: https://www.fopla-aabpo.ca/what-we-accept/



– Children’s & Adult’s

See their website for other types of welcome donations.https://stjoeswomenscentre.org/donations/

Donations can be dropped off to the Centre, Monday to Friday from 9 am – 3 pm

Address: 151 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N8




Donate books (not magazines), videos and music/vinyl, medical equipment, clothing, furniture (not large appliances), various household items. Drop off possible at 2 stores & home pick-ups possible.

Website: https://saintvincentdepaul.ca

Bins and Store (2) Locator/Contact information/Hours: https://saintvincentdepaul.ca/our-locations



“We are currently seeking donations of new or nearly new books suitable for children up to age 12.” 

For more information and drop-off locations please visit website at:

WishList: http://www.twiceuponatime.ca/get-involved/donate-books-2/

Pick-up arrangements can be made for donations of >20 books.


  1. I am moving from my place in Kanata in the spring of 2018. I have books and magazines I could donate to your orgnization.

    You would have to pick them up however.

    • CharityWishList.ca

      Hi Bruce, thank you for your message. I checked around and there is only one charity I could find that will pick up both books and magazines in Kanata. That is Saint Vincent de Paul Society. When I called to verify, Susan offered to contact you directly so I provided her with your e-mail address. You should hear from her shortly. (Note CharityWishList.ca does not collect anything itself, its like a directory.) I hope this is helpful.
      Michelle Beaupre, Owner, CharityWishList.ca

      • I have 6 or more wine boxes of magazine.
        Mostly Car Magazines and National Geographic, both Regular and Traveler.
        I live in Napean. Do you have any interest in these, or know of a place that would. Thank you for any advice on this matter. I hate the idea of putting them out with the garbage.

        • Hi Carolyn, magazines are harder to rehome. I have left a message at an elementary school to see if they can use the magazines for their arts and crafts / after 4 program for reading/cut out for collages projects. You may also want to try someplace like the Royal Canadian Legion – they may be able to offer the magazines in their legion halls to give to vets who come by. I’ll contact you by email when I hear back. – Michelle

  2. Children’s books in good shape can be donated to Twice Upon a Time: Free books for Ottawa kids. For info on items not accepted and where to bring books:

    • Hi Leslie! Thank you very much for letting me know about Twice Upon A Time. I verified them against the CRA website and I have added their information to CharityWishList.ca Thank you, what a great charity! = Michelle Beaupre, Owner CharityWishlist.ca

  3. Hello Leslie,

    We have a significant quantity of used magazines including “Our Canada”, Canadian Geographic”, “Cottage Life”, “Air Force Magazine”, and “National Geographics”. We think they can be of some use to some organizations but not sure what that would be. We can deliver them to any Ottawa/Gatineau group that would be interested in them.

  4. Suzanne Gervais

    I have mystery books – Patterson, Cornell, Hoag, Grisham to name a few. Lots of hardcovers. Where could I donate them?

  5. Jacqueline d'Amboise

    Hi: We are moving and have the following number of items to donate: 1) About 100 music cassettes, all in great shape, from classical to country, rock, jazz, flamenco 2) About 5o VHS including Disney and many for children as well as others 3) Many boxes of books. We have both been University Professors so books in French and English, probably a few in Spanish and Chinese, as well as Greek, German. Novels, books of poems etc.

    Usually we would donate the books to the Ottawa Public Library but they are not accepting anything at this time.

  6. Jacqueline d'Amboise

    Hi: We are moving and have the following number of items to donate:

    I forgot to add some 50 or so LPs from Classical to Jazz and Blues

  7. Hi. I live in the Hull sector of Gatineau, and have a lot of used books to donate.
    Unfortunately I don’t drive, and I hate to throw them away!
    Anyone in need of them?

  8. Hi JJ, I would suggest contacting:
    “Grands Frères Grandes Soeurs de l’Outaouais (Big Brothers Big Sisters)


    Do you have clothes or used items that you no longer want to use?

    You can offer them to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais!

    We collect your donations directly from your house!

    195 rue Deveault, unite 10, Gatineau, QC Canada J8Z 1S7
    Email: dons@gfgso.com Telephone: (819) 778-0101 Contact us”

  9. Can someone tell me where can I donate old “Byte” and “Pouplar Electronic” magazines near nepean?

    • Hi Lawrence, I am still trying to find a location in Nepean for you. The Ottawa Public Library isn’t accepting book or magazines for now; Saint Vincent de Paul on Merivale isn’t accepting magazines and has a lot of books so they can’t take them. I have contacted some other places waiting to hear back from them. There is likely a STEM group that would be interested. Or even after4 program for cutting out images and doing collages (after the magazines have been quarantined for a bit.) I’ll let you know if I find someone that wants them. Please let me know if you find a home for them. Thanks, Michelle

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