How To Support Our Mission

Shop Hilltop

The money you spend at Hilltop Books supports the Chestnut Hill Library. We contribute time, talent, and money as a supportive organization of the library.

Don’t know what to choose for a loved one? We sell gift cards. Pick up a gift certificate in the store!

Can’t find what you’re looking for on our shelves? Skip over to our online store hosted on You can select Hilltop as your store and your purchase will benefit us and come straight to your doorstep.

Make a Gift

Friends of Chestnut Hill Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit and your donation supports our local library branch. Your support now will ensure that we are able to sustain our vital programming and support accessible, community-based library services.

Members of the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library sustain our work. When you become a member, you contribute to Chestnut Hill’s most vibrant and essential community center: the public library.

Donate Books

We accept book donations every Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 97 Bethlehem Pike. Books should be in good condition. If you would repurchase the book or give it to a friend, that’s the type of book we’d love to have. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, law books, Bibles, magazines, mass market paperbacks, ex library books, romances, yellowed, water-stained or underlined books. We are currently looking for donations of children’s picture books, graphic novels, and recent best sellers.


Hilltop Books volunteers staff the store, sort books, and support onsite and pop-up events. We also care for the library garden on Germantown Avenue and go the extra mile to stock Little Libraries across the area.

Interested in joining the volunteer ranks? Sign up!  

Rent our Space

With five cozy rooms and more than 7,000 books, our store is a beautiful space for group meetings and intimate gatherings. We’re happy to work with you on a book promotion custom-tailored to your group. Consider us the perfect site for book clubs, parent groups, community groups, and more. To inquire about renting our space, email [email protected].

Our Wishlist

We’ve created an Amazon Wishlist for supporters to gift us exactly the items we need. Take a look!

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Readings & Author Events at Hilltop Books

We love hosting all types of local authors. If you’d like to do an event at Hilltop Books, please complete our short Author Event Form and we will follow up!