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for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto
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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
Oakland Public Library (Downtown Main Library) 125 14th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Not accepting books in May 2024.
Oakland Public Library (Elmhurst Branch) 1427 88th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Lakeview Branch) 550 El Embarcadero Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Martin Luther King Jr. Branch) 6833 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Melrose Branch) 4805 Foothill Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Popular titles in very good condition only. Limit of 10.
Oakland Public Library (Montclair Branch) 1687 Mountain Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Operation Dignity 318 Harrison St
Ste 302
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1295 Folsom St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet 1498 Polk St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Prison Library Project c/o The Claremont Forum
915-C W. Foothill Blvd, PMB 128
Claremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Prisoners Literature Project (Grassroots House) Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books
(also drop-off site)
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Prisoners Literature Project (Moe's Books) 2476 Telegraph Ave
(Moe's Books - write "PLP" on bags or boxes)
Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Recycle Town 500 Meacham Road Petaluma Reuse Free Drop-off
Rescued Treasures 1270-I Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
ReUse: CAL's Campus Thrift Store 2495 Bancroft Way
MLK Student Union (between Superb & OCF offices)
Berkeley Reuse Free 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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