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Hardback books that are in good, sellable condition are accepted at locations throughout the A2 Area Reuse Network.
Do not put hardback books in your curbside recycling bin! The hardcovers and bookbinding are too thick to make it through MRF sorting machines. They can jam up the machinery, causing damage and delays and creating unsafe conditions for our workers. Loose pages can be recycled, but only if they are torn from the binding and cover.
Live Zero Waste!
Utilize your local library to eliminate the need to throw books away!
Accepted locally for donation at:
Check your local area for libraries or stores that accept used books. Some options in and near Ann Arbor are:
- Friends of Ann Arbor District Library: Books must be in sellable condition and meet their acceptability requirements. Books are resold to raise funds for library programming.
- Goodwill of Greater Detroit and Goodwill of Southeastern MI: Accepts hardcover books in good condition for resale. Books that are in less than sellable condition are recycled. Books like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and old textbooks that are generally not accepted for resale can be donated for recycling.
While we do our best to stay updated on alternative reuse and recycling locations, we recommend that you call locations before taking your item(s) to confirm that they currently accept them.
2280 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor MI
1196 Ecorse Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
3782 Carpenter Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
6241 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor MI
100 N Staebler Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
1311 E Michigan Ave, Saline, MI
1621 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI
4567 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor, MI
5161 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor MI