Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Follow UsFollow SCARCE on Twitter  Follow SCARCE on Facebook   Find SCARCE on You Tube


Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

How to Get Books Print E-mail


Resellers are strictly prohibited!

During the summer The Book Rescue is open Monday thru Friday, 9 am - 4:30 pm.

Late Tuesdays (6 pm) start September 3rd.

2nd and 4th Saturdays 9-noon start September 14th

Children less than 14 years old are not allowed in the book rooms, without exception! 

Books for your School/Public Institution

If you are looking for books for your school, please stop by and browse through our selection. We have an abundance of books, including story (i.e. library) books and classroom quantities of textbooks in most subjects and grade levels. Books are free for schools and public institutions that provide for children in need, but donations of any amount are gladly accepted.

Books for you Home/ Homeschool

Homeschoolers and community members can select textbooks for a $20 annual fee and $5 per textbook. 

Resellers are strictly prohibited!

If the form to make your gift does not appear, click here to make a gift to SCARCE.

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 9am - 4:30pm

Tue: 9am - 6pm

2nd & 4th Sat of the month: 9am - noon

SCARCE Tour Video

Book Rescue Video - WGN

Books to Take Home

Many of our students live in unincorporated Cook County and are not able to access the public library. SCARCE gave us books in both Spanish and English for our Family Reading Night. The parents and students were thrilled to get the books. Without their generous gift, many of our students would not have books in their homes. The students continue to talk about their favorites that they read over and over.

Linda Buniak - Rupley School- Elk Grove Village