Get Involved

Volunteer or Donate Books

The San Francisco Book Wagon travels to elementary schools during the week and Mission Science Workshop and Manny's Community Coffee House on Saturdays. We offer a couple of ways that people can get involved. 

We are happy to take donations of gently used books appropriate for
elementary school-age children. We are particularly in need of Spanish language books. We can pick up or you can drop off books at an arranged location.

Let us know what are favorite books for your children - we try and find the books that children will take with them and read - graphic novels, mystery books, new readers.
Email us with additional suggestions to 

We are interested in seeking volunteers to help with book distribution.
Contact us online or check out our calendar and meet us on Saturday.
We post our park schedule on Instagram @thebookwagonSF.


We are an independent organization, but we benefit from the knowledge, organization, and experience of many folks. 

The Children's Book Project  
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equity in literacy, learning, and life.

Luna's Press and Books
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The San Francisco Library Redistribution Center

Brooklyn Book Bodega
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Bodega provides access to and ownership of books, builds community,
and creates a passion for learning through free events and literacy-based
community programming.

The Motivation Center
The Motivation Center is a student-led organization that aims to provide a teenage perspective on education and productivity through blog posts, donation drives, and workshops to contribute towards a well-informed, savvy generation.