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Buy a Surprise Book Bag

We will no longer offer this service after January 31, 2023. Thank you for supporting us through the pandemic! Check the Events page for dates the store is open for shopping with no appointment necessary.

Need a new-to-you book to read and don't want to shop in person? The Bookshelf is offering Surprise Book Bags! Let us know your favorite genres or authors and we’ll select and deliver a bag of surprise books...right to your front porch. 

Thank you for supporting our mission to provide free books to children in Clackamas County!

Purchase/Delivery Details


  • Orders accepted from and delivered to anywhere in Clackamas County only.

  • For Monday delivery, orders must be received by 2:00pm on Sunday (the day before). Orders received after 2:00pm on Sunday will be delivered on the following Monday (8 days later).

  • To limit exposure as much as possible, we’re following safety guidelines when handling books and bags.

  • Deliveries will be done weekly on Mondays.

Books offered are the ones from our store. They are used with some more well-loved than others. Children's books might be bent, drawn in, stickers missing, etc.

Books for Adults
Books for Children

What would you like us to know when choosing books for your child? For example, favorite genres or authors, age, reading level, gender, interests, etc.

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Cards are handmade from old dust jackets. Blank inside. You can change the quantity after clicking the Add to Cart button.

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