Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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Books - Soft Cover

Soft cover books are bound in soft, lightweight paper.

Donate to keep books in circulation. Find a Little Library location near you to add or borrow books.

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Goodwill (Mill Valley - Donation Trailer) 1 Camino Alto Mill Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Women's Prison Book Project c/o Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Minneapolis Reuse Free Drop-off Most prisons do not allow hardcovers. Most requested: self-help, dictionaries, activity books (guided journals, soduku, coloring), arts & crafts (knitting, origami, how-to-draw, crochet), horror/fantasy/sci-fi, cookbooks, books in Spanish, romance, mysteries/thrillers. No tears/yellowing, writing inside.
Friends of the Moraga Library Bookstore 1500 St Marys Rd Moraga Reuse Free Drop-off
Hope Services (Mountain View) 460 East Middlefield Rd Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off Curently not accepting any donations at this location due to COVID
Goodwill (Mountain View) 855 E. El Camino Real Mountain View Reuse Free Drop-off
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Oakland) 127 41st St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Bandung Books 2289 International Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off BOOK donation requests: Black Feminism and Feminist Theory Labor Movement and Worker Organizing.​ Leftest Theory(writings on Marxism, Socialism, Anarchism,ect), Autonomy, Self Determination, and Decolonization. Black, Indigenous People of Color Authors from the Bay Area, Abolition and Transformative Justice.Libros en Espanol
Salvation Army (Oakland) 601 Webster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland 2201 Broadway
Suite 600
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books for babies-12th gr, softly used.
Oakland Public Library (Downtown Main Library) 125 14th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Not accepting books in May 2024.
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Dan F Webb Bookstore 322 15th St Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (African American Museum & Library) 659 14th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Dress Best For Less 3861 Piedmont Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
Friends of the Oakland Public Library (The Bookmark Bookstore) The Bookmark Bookstore
721 Washington St
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Large soft covers, Classics, popular titles, and esoteric subjects, Topical political books, Used books in very good or better condition
Oakland Public Library (Elmhurst Branch) 1427 88th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Martin Luther King Jr. Branch) 6833 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
The Bookmark Bookstore 721 Washington St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse

Curbside Service

Bulky Pickup Note
Alameda
Bundled & labeled for reuse/donation. Contact ACI at (510) 483-1400 for a bulky pick-up.
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Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky & Reuse Pick-up set out.
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Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Hayward (Oro Loma - L2)
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
San Leandro (Oro Loma - L3)
San Lorenzo (Oro Loma)
Unincorporated Oro Loma (L1)
Union City

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