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
Eco Thrift (25891 Mission Blvd.) 25891 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Out of the Closet (Oakland) 238 E 18th St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Oakland Museum - White Elephant Sale 333 Lancaster St. Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off, Free Pick-up
SCRAP 801 Toland St. San Francisco Reuse Free Drop-off Teaching materials (no text books)
Goodwill (Concord - Clayton) 3495 Clayton Road Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Rescued Treasures 1270-I Newell Ave. Walnut Creek Reuse Free Drop-off
The Haven Thrift Store (Tri-Valley) 116 North L St Livermore Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Moraga Library Bookstore 1500 St Marys Rd Moraga Reuse Free Drop-off
Prison Library Project c/o The Claremont Forum
915-C W. Foothill Blvd, PMB 128
Claremont Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Clayton Library 6125 Clayton Rd. Clayton Reuse Free Drop-off
The Hidden Treasure Corner 18565 Mission Blvd Hayward Reuse Free Drop-off
Thrift Center 29498 Mission Blvd. Hayward Reuse Free Pick-up No encyclopedias
Out of the Closet (Berkeley) 1600 University Ave. Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off
SF Public Library Book Donation Center 1630 17th St. San Francisco Reuse Free Pick-up Call to schedule a pickup. Not Accepted: 1.) Books that are damp or moldy 2.) General encyclopedias 3.) Legal statutes and casebooks 4.) All Magazines
Goodwill (Concord - Willow Pass Road) 1659 Willow Pass Road Concord Reuse Free Drop-off
Salvation Army Store 525 E. 18th St. Antioch Reuse Free Drop-off
Goodwill (Oakland - MacArthur) 3525 MacArthur Blvd Oakland Reuse Free Drop-off
Friends of the Pinole Library 2935 Pinole Valley Rd. Pinole Reuse Free Drop-off
Moe's Books 2476 Telegraph Ave Berkeley Reuse Free Drop-off, Buyback Drop-off
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.

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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