Book Donations

Want to donate books for reuse or recycling?

Just deposit your books in the big, green Better World Books 24-hour bin located outside the east side of Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue.

Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer that collects and sells books online and raises funds for non-profit literary organizations — a portion of the sales of all books donated at the EPL donation site will go to Evanston Public Library.

Other recommended venues for book donation include:

(Please call ahead to confirm these organizations are open and accepting donations)

Friends of the Glencoe Public Library, 320 Park Avenue, Glencoe,  (847) 835-7467.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago; call 1-855-968-3662 for pick up at your home.

Open Books; call 312-475-1355 for more information about this non-profit organization that cultivates the literacy skills of thousands of children and youth each year, from those who need intervention to those who desire enrichment

The Salvation Army, 4335 Oakton Ave, Skokie, 800-728-7825

Goodwill, 1916B Dempster St, Evanston,  847-905-1202

Books4Cause, 3415 Madison St., Skokie, 1-800-570-3698

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