Jersey City Free Books
297 Griffith St, Jersey City 07307
(Just off of Kennedy Blvd. in the Jersey City Heights)
The shop hours are listed at the Main Page of the Web Site.
Only able to serve the community through donations, Jersey City Free Books has always depended on the kindness of friends.
We can’t take damaged books, encyclopedias or text / computer books more than a couple of years old. Audio or video tapes also can’t be used. We currently can’t accept any more mysteries, thrillers, or Romances. Comic books, graphic novels and some hobby magazines are OK, but in general we cannot take mass market periodicals. Any normal wear and library books are fine. Books with water damage, mildew, missing covers / pages or badly stained will not be accepted. We are not able to pick up books.
Jersey City Free Books operates on the basis of from each according to ability, to each according to need. There is no requirement to donate books. If you have quality books that are not being used — especially those scheduled to be discarded — it would be great if you shared them with others.
Cash donations are not requested and will not be accepted.
Jersey City Free Books provides something to read without cost, obligation, registration or indoctrination; everyone is welcome to take items for reasonable personal use. If you represent a charity or an institution, please communicate that.
Though we are located in Jersey City, there definitely is no residency requirement to receive or to give books.
As books are constantly arriving and then finding new homes, there is no inventory list. Jersey City Free Books cannot reserve, search, hold or send personal alerts concerning a particular title. Books are obtained by visiting the shop and on the basis of first come, first served.
If you have any questions, email JerseyCityFreeBooks@gmail.com email address.