Book Donations

Our inventory comes solely from donated books. 

Donate your extra anthroposophical and esoteric books and we will find them a good home. We will post what we can online on the Rudolf Steiner Archive and sell duplicates through our bookstore. You get a donation receipt for tax purposes and help us fund our mission to preserve and promote the works of Rudolf Steiner and related materials. Consider donating books now to stock our inventory or gift them to Steiner Online Library in your will and estate plan.

Type & Condition

Our store focuses on the works of Rudolf Steiner, other Anthroposophical authors, and books on esotericism. We are accepting any such books that are in suitable condition for resale. Books by Rudolf Steiner sell best. The lowest condition we offer is "Acceptable" which is described as: 

All pages and cover are intact, but dust cover case may be damaged or missing. Cover, spine, pages or dust cover may show significant signs of wear. Pages may include moderate notes, highlighting, and/or minor water damage, warping, etc., but the text is readable. May be a former library book or include "From the library of" label.

We can repair some books, especially rare and vintage ones to make them acceptable. Please do not send moldy or damaged books that others would not enjoy. 

For newer editions that are readily available online, it is best if they do not have extensive handwritten notes and underlining.


USPS offers a lower media mail postage rate. Send them in small sturdy boxes to:

Steiner Online Library
PO Box 42
Interlochen, MI 49643-0042

 Please let us know how many boxes you plan to send so we can be prepared.

Tax Deductible

We will send you a donation receipt with the estimated value of the materials left blank for you to complete. That way if you find additional books to send later this year, you can use the same receipt. You may include shipping costs in the donation amount.

Wills & Estate Planning

In as little as one sentence you can complete your gift of books or other assets to Steiner Online Library and ensure your lasting legacy.

I give, devise, and bequeath to Steiner Online Library, a Michigan nonprofit corporation with Federal Tax ID Number 85-2621701 (a) the sum of $___________ in cash or in-kind or (b) ______% of my estate or (c) property described herein as [describe books to be gifted] to be used for the benefit of Steiner Online Library as the institution may determine.

Here is the information you will need for your gift: Steiner Online Library is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit Michigan corporation with a mailing address of PO Box 42, Interlochen, MI 49643. Its Federal Tax ID is 85-2621701. Please seek the advice of a financial or legal advisor. 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.