Donate volumes to a school or library so that all may have access to great American writing.

“I cannot put into words the depth of our appreciation. Many students have been the beneficiaries of the gift you have given to your alma mater.” —Anoka High School, Anoka, Minnesota (books donated by Garrison Keillor)

Through Library of America’s Gift Sets Program, you can make a tax-deductible gift of essential American writings to an institution of your choice—such as a child's school, your alma mater, or a public library—and help foster appreciation of the words that have shaped the nation.

Your gift of Library of America volumes can be made in honor of a friend or family member—this is a wonderful way to recognize an enthusiastic reader or regular patron of a particular library. A gift set can also have special impact at an underserved public school or community center that would not otherwise be able to acquire a core collection of American writing for its library.

Past recipients of gift sets have included public and private schools, colleges, and universities here and abroad; public libraries; prisons; the East 119th Street Veterans Residence in New York City; the American Library in Paris; the American Academy in Rome; the Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, New York; and Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic; among many others.

Volumes given through the Gift Sets Program are discounted to $25 each—30 percent off LOA’s already-discounted retail price—and shipping is free. You may create a Gift Set of any size, from ten volumes to the complete Library of America Series. A handsome bookplate acknowledging your gift will be provided for the front of each volume donated.

Library of America

A champion of America’s great writers and timeless works, Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that reflects the nation’s history and culture.

Learn More

From poetry, novels, and memoirs to journalism, crime writing, and science fiction, the more than 300 volumes published by Library of America are widely recognized as America’s literary canon.

Browse our books Subscribe

With contributions from donors, Library of America preserves and celebrates a vital part of our cultural heritage for generations to come.

Support our mission