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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
Recycle Town 500 Meacham Road Petaluma 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
Prisoners Literature Project (Grassroots House) Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together Books
(also drop-off site)
San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off
Prison Library Project c/o The Claremont Forum
915-C W. Foothill Blvd, PMB 128
Claremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Pleasanton Transfer Station 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton Recycle Drop-off for a Fee
Parca Parca Main Office
800 Airport Blvd, Suite 320
Burlingame Reuse Free Pick-up Resellable condition only.
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley 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
Once Upon A Child (Newark) 39644 Cedar Blvd Newark Reuse Buyback Drop-off Pregnancy, Parenting and children's books
Oakland Public Library (Montclair Branch) 1687 Mountain 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 (Martin Luther King Jr. Branch) 6833 International Blvd Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Lakeview Branch) 550 El Embarcadero Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Elmhurst Branch) 1427 88th Ave Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Downtown Main Library) 125 14th St Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Not accepting books in May 2024.
Oakland Public Library (Dimond Branch) 3565 Fruitvale Ave Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (Cesar E. Chavez Branch) 3301 E. 12th St Oakland Recycle Free Drop-off
Oakland Public Library (African American Museum & Library) 659 14th St Oakland Recycle 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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