NOTE: The Book Bank in NE Portland is closed for donations the week of 7/25-7/29 due to high temperatures.

Physical and mailing address: 

The Children’s Book Bank at SMART Reading

1915 NE 7th Avenue

Portland, OR 97212

Note: we are continuing to require face masks indoors. Thanks for helping us stay safe and healthy!

Book donation hours:

  • Monday: 9-5
  • Tuesday: 9-5
  • Wednesday: 9-5
  • Thursday: 9-5
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

If you would like to make an appointment at a different time, please contact bookbank@smartreading.org for more information about our donation process.

Phone: (503) 616-3981

General Inquiries: bookbank@smartreading.org 

Parking and Directions: 

Can I park in your parking lot?

Absolutely! If a parking space isn’t available, book donors can park temporarily in front of our garage door. Volunteers will need to find street parking, which is usually easy to find nearby.

I’m having trouble locating your building, can you give me directions?

Absolutely, we are a bit tricky to find! We’re located two blocks north of NE Broadway on the northwest corner of NE Hancock and NE 7th. The warehouse is painted light green with purple trim. Our parking lot entrance and our main door face Hancock. 

I take public transportation, what stops are nearby?

The Portland Streetcar and bus lines # 6, #7, and #77 all stop just a few blocks away. The 7th Ave lightrail stop is about a half mile south on NE 7th. 

Where can I lock up my bike?

If you’d like to lock your bike outside, the closest bike staples are located on the southeast corner of Hancock and 7th. You are also welcome to bring your bike into our warehouse!