Books

What to do with old Hardback Books?


These suggestions are provided for people who want to know what to do with hardback books that are no longer needed.

First Suggestion: Donate Books, Musical CDs & DVDs

The Athens Regional Library System accepts gifts of money, books, films, pamphlets and the like with the understanding that the library may do with them as it sees fit. These items may be taken to any library for donation. The library staff will go through the items and determine if they can be used in the library. If they cannot be used in the library, they will go to be stored for the next Friends of the Library book sale. Visit the Public Library for additional information.

Second Suggestion: Better World Book Bins


ACC Recycling Division and Athens Regional Library is partnering with Better World Books to capture hardback books from the waste stream. Better World Books is a for-profit social enterprise that collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide.  Locally, they donate a portion of the book sale proceeds to the Athens Regional Library.  While ACC Recycling Division wants you to first donate books to the ACC Library, the Better World Book bins offer an alternative for books that our library is not interested in reusing.  

Better World Book Bins can be found at the following drop-off locations (bins pictured here):IMG00053-20100302-1443_thumb
  • College Avenue Recycling Drop-off , 1005 College Avenue
  • George Gibson's Menswear Recycling Drop-off, 1059 Baxter Street
  • Georgia Square Mall Recycling Drop-off, 3700 Atlanta Hwy (Cinema Lot)
  • Lexington Road Recycling Drop-off, located on Jail Road behind the Tag Office
Questions?  Contact ACC Recycling Division (706) 613-3512

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