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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
Friends of the Oakley Library 1050 Neoly Rd. Oakley Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (North Oakland) 6624 San Pablo Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
Oakland Public Library (Lakeview Branch) 550 El Embarcadero Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Montclair Branch) 1687 Mountain Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off parenting, pregnancy, & children's books
Brighter Beginnings (Oakland Artthaus Center) 2744 E. 11th Street
Suite H01
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off parenting, pregnancy, & children's books
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
Oakland Public Library (Melrose Branch) 4805 Foothill Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Popular titles in very good condition only. Limit of 10.
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off especially children’s . Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
Child's Play 5858 College Avenue Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Oakland Public Library (Downtown Main Library) 125 14th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Not accepting books in May 2024.
East Bay Depot For Creative Reuse 4695 Telegraph Ave.
(drop-off at loading dock on Shattuck Ave between 46th and 47th streets)
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off art, coffee table, picture heavy. In good shape with covers, no mildew.
Operation Dignity 318 Harrison St
Ste 302
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Multi-Material Management & Marketing 405 14th St. #1600 Oakland Recycle Free Pick-up
National Recycling Corp. (Oakland) 1312 Kirkham St. Oakland Recycle Buyback Drop-off
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
Dan F Webb Bookstore 322 15th St Oakland Reuse Buyback Drop-off

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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