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Used Books


  • What do you do with books that don't sell?
    We sell books on our Instagram page, website and in-person sales. If books do not sell within three months they are donated to local Little Free Libraries or other animal charities who are hosting garage sales (such as Mel's Farm & Furry Tales in Smiths Falls).
  • Do you accept donations of used books?
    YES! That's exactly how we run this non-profit. We would be so happy to accept donations of your books. To do this, simply send a message to and we will reply with the addresses of our three drop off locations (Lombardy, Kanata and Orleans). We can't wait to hear from you!
  • Can I volunteer?
    We can always use an extra set of hands! Manual Labour? Some tasks include: ☀️Moving logs and fallen tree branches. ☀️Using loppers to trim small tree branches up to 3m off the ground. ☀️Laying down mushroom compost in the chickens' garden bed. ☀️Threading CD's on branches to act as hawk deterrents. ☀️Threading wire on branches, using ladders, to act as netting. ☀️Running chicken wire around the permitter of trees. Logistics? Some tasks include: ☀️Understand Google Ads? Help us! ☀️Picking up book donations across the city and redirecting them to our Kanata or Orleans drop off spots.
  • How else can I help Secondhand Stories?
    So you want to help, more?! You're the best. We have an Amazon Wishlist where you can donate supplies for our rescue chickens! Know of a grant program? E-mail us! We are currently seeking funding expand our microsanctuary operations!
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