Books are the best but sometimes even the best book needs a new home. Want to donate books for reuse or recycling? Just deposit your books in the big, green, Better World Books bin which is now available outside the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Avenue, for convenient 24-hour outdoor dropoff of book donations on the east side of the Library.
Through Better World Books, every book donated will be put to good use. Books are sold online to help raise funds for non-profit literacy organizations — a portion of the sales of all books donated at the EPL donation site will go to Evanston Public Library.
Better World Books (https://www.BetterWorldBooks.com) is a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer that collects and sells new and used books online matching each purchase with a book donation, Book-for-Book™. Each sale generates funds for literacy and education initiatives in the UK, US, and around the world. Since its launch in 2003, Better World Books has raised more than $26 million for libraries and literacy, donated over 25 million books, and reused or recycled over 293 million books.
Other Recommended Venues for Book Donation:
Goodwill, 1916B Dempster St., 847-905-1202.
Open Books: www.open-books.org/give/donate-books/; call 312-475-1355 for more information about this non-profit Chicago 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