Books

Recycle with Local Businesses

Local Recycling Information

Please recycle Paperback Books through curbside recycling. Hardback Books cannot be recycled through curbside recycling.  You can also donate books to the following locations.

Please call ahead for up to date pricing and hours of operation.

Grassroots Books
660 E Grove St, Reno | (775) 828-2665
Accepts books, audiobooks, comic books and more. Makes house calls for large collections. Pays cash in some cases. Drop in or call for details and restrictions.

Spread the Word Nevada
290 Gentry Way, Ste 6, Reno | (775) 507-7007
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Donation Locations | (775) 352-3202
Call for details and/or restrictions.

Sundance Books and Music
121 California Avenue, Reno | (775) 786-1188
Call for detail and/or restrictions. Please call business before dropping books off.

Salvation Army
Donation Locations | (775) 688-4555
Call for additional details and/or restrictions.

Goodwill
5000 Smithridge Dr, Reno |(775)853-7606
Please call for details and/or restrictions.  

Holy Cow Thrift and Beyond
1312 S. Wells Ave. Reno
 | (775) 997-1129
Please call for details and/or restrictions. 

Ways to Reduce

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Check Out from the Library

Take advantage of your library and check out books. Checking out books, instead of buying them brand-new, saves paper and keeps more old books out of landfills.

Ways to Reuse

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Free Little Library

Free Little Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. There are over 32,000 registered little libraries that are spread out across all fifty states and seven countries. Find a free little library.

Make a Donation

Drop off unwanted books at a charity or thrift shop. You can donate children books to the Boys and Girls Club and academic books to the Bridge to Asia program.

Sell Your Books

Consider selling old books at a yard sale or to a bookstore that sells used books. There are also online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay or AbeBooks.

Did You Know?

The Environmental Impact of Books

Two billion books are purchased annually in the United States. Keep in mind that one tree makes only about 25 books.