Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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.


Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
2 A Good Cause 530 Midcrest Rd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off especially children’s . Works with large quantities, businesses and organizations.
Alameda Family Services 2325 Clement Ave Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off board books, early readers, childrens' books
Alameda Free Library 1550 Oak St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off
Alibris Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Amazon Trade-In Program Headquarters
410 Terry Ave
Seattle Reuse Buyback Mail-in
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop 40733 Chapel Way Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Fremont) 40733 Chapel Way Ste A & B Fremont Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Oakland) 127 41st St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop (Pleasanton) 1989 Santa Rita Rd. Pleasanton Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
ARF Mart Thrift Store 1950H Market St. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Bananas 5232 Claremont Ave
Parking lot in rear
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
Bay Point Library 205 Pacifica Ave. Bay Point Reuse Free Drop-off
Biblio Reuse Buyback Mail-in
Birthright International 3106 Clayton Rd. Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Bolerium Books 2141 Mission St.
Suite 300
San Francisco Reuse Buyback Drop-off Purveyors of rare and out-of print books, posters, and ephemera on social movements
Books for Africa Reuse Free Mail-in
Books for Friends 1550 Oak St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Children, tween, & teen books; graphic novels; contemporary current affairs, hardback fiction, and social science books
Books for the Barrios 1125 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Books to Prisoners Programs Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Mail-in

Curbside Service

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

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