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Donate Books and Magazines to the Local Library

Our local library accepts donations of books and magazines. They keep what they can use and sell the rest in a "Friends of Library Sale" a few times a year. The proceeds go to buy more books, etc. You might ask in your local libraries if they ever do anything like that. This might be a good place to get rid of some books you might not can sell and want to get rid of.


By Terri from NV

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December 18, 20080 found this helpful

Another way to donate books and magazines is to send them to the troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign fields. I recently took a small bundle of Reader's Digest, Guideposts, as well as a couple editions of Our Daily Bread to my church. Our pastor's wife has a connection that will send them on.

You might ask at your local American Legion or Veterans' Affairs office how to donate this way.

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September 1, 20090 found this helpful

I tried donating books to 3 different libraries and all of them said they had no room to put them, yet they said they would gladly accept a monetary donation to buy new books. I wonder how they can find space for new books if they don't have space for donated ones. Some were hardback craft books which were in prime condition and I have the entire paperbook collection of Star Trek which is also in great condition. They said they would accept them to sell but I would like them to stay in the library in case I ever want to read them again. So they are all packed up in a storage box.

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