Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
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
Friends of the Ygnacio Valley Library 2661 Oak Grove Rd. Ygnacio Valley Reuse Free Drop-off
Garrett Thrift Store 1530 3rd Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the El Cerrito Library 6510 Stockton Ave. El Cerrito Reuse Free Drop-off
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (Livermore) 1817 2nd Street Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Dublin) 7232 Regional St Dublin Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Danville Library 400 Front St. Danville Reuse Free Drop-off
The Bookmark Bookstore 721 Washington St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off Reuse
Salvation Army (1500 Valencia St.) 1500 Valencia St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Central Library Bookstore 2090 Kittredge St. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
Ecumenical Hunger Program 2411 Pulgas Ave East Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off Currently accepting donations of only food, toiletry, household cleaning and gift card and new/packaged items due to the COVID-19 crisis. 
Friends of the Palo Alto Library 4000 Middlefield Rd H2 Palo Alto Reuse Free Drop-off
Hackenberg Booksellers 1614 Kearney St. El Cerrito Reuse Buyback Drop-off
Friends of the El Sobrante Library 4191 Appian Way El Sobrante Reuse Free Drop-off
Recycle Town 500 Meacham Road Petaluma Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Richmond) 12341 San Pablo Avenue Richmond Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Livermore) 1374 Railroad Ave Livermore 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
Hope Services (Fremont) 37482 Fremont Blvd Fremont Reuse Free Pick-up 2 boxes per pick up max.
Salvation Army Donation Dropbox (Little Bethany Baptist Church) 1636 Armstrong Avenue San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Resellable condition only. Must fit in dropbox opening.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library Channing Way Bookstore 2433 Channing Way 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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