How Do I Recycle Old Books

One of the questions we receive at is "How do I recycle my old books?". We've compiled a list below of ways you can do recycle books and help out those who don't have access to books or resources to obtain them.

How Do I Recycle Old Books

Call Your Local Library

One great way to get rid of all of those old books you've already read or used in school and are done with now is to donate them to your local library. Most libraries will be glad to accept any books you would like to give.

Goodwill, Salvation Army, or Local Charities

Don't forget Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or one of the charities in your local area. A good resource to find charity centers in your area is

Books For Africa

Books For Africa. A simple name for an organization with a simple mission. We collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to children in Africa. Our goal: to end the book famine in Africa. Books For Africa is the world's largest shipper of donated books to the African continent. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped over 20 million high-quality text and library books to 45 African countries. Millions more are needed. It costs $9,500 to send a sea container of books and computers to Africa. Your donation will enable Books For Africa to send even more books to children in Africa who are hungry to read, hungry to learn.

"It is our goal at Textbook Recycle to take your unwanted textbooks, in most cases, headed for the landfill, and get them back into circulation. These books are then put back into circulation through various channels that we have developed over the years. We recycle 100% of what we touch. Every book is reused or grounded into other paper products."