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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
The Hidden Treasure Corner 18565 Mission Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
The ReCrafting Co. 2449 Santa Clara Ave Alameda Reuse Buyback Drop-off Books related to crafts
The Salvation Army Home Pick-Up Service 832 Folsom St San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
The Thrifty Kitty 1509 Webster St Alameda Reuse Free Drop-off Only Comic books in good condition, any genre.
Thrift Shop Village 23385 Saklan Rd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Toy Go Round 1361 Solano Ave Albany Reuse Buyback Drop-off Children's Books. Consignment only
Treasures Hospice Thrift Shop (1539 Washington Ave.) 1539 Washington Ave. San Leandro Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store 116 N L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Tri-CED Community Recycling 33377 Western Ave. Union City Reuse Free Drop-off Little Library
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland 2201 Broadway
Suite 600
Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Books for babies-12th gr, softly used.
Urban Ore 900 Murray St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Waste Management of Alameda County 172 98th Ave. Oakland Recycle Pick-up for a Fee Commercial waste hauling service
Way Side Inn Thrift Shop 3521 Golden Gate Way Lafayette Reuse Free Drop-off
West County Detention Facility Library 5555 Giant Hwy Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
White Pony Express 3380 Vincent Road
#107
Pleasant Hill Reuse Free Drop-off Gently used and new condition
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.
Wonderland Books 7511 Fairmount Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Youth Homes Auxiliary Thrift Shop 15 B Vivian Dr. Pleasant Hill 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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