Book Recycling
(Greater Lansing Area)


Charitable Organizations

Goodwill Stores

Volunteers of America

St. Vincent DePaul's  (no textbooks)


Friends of the Hope Borbas Okemos Library
All of the proceeds support the library.  We accept most books, fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and soft cover in good shape. We cannot use musty or damaged books nor text books, National Geographics or most general-circulation magazines.   Drop books at the Okemos Library in the Friends Room at 4321 Okemos Road (on the corner of Okemos & Science Pkwy).  Pick up available for LARGE quantities (estate sale, etc.).  Questions:   Jim Tellner  347-2023, ext. 3 or Cecelia Kramer at 349-3297. 

Capital Area District Library Book Burrow

  • Items that are generally not accepted include textbooks, law books and magazines that are more than 2 years old.

    Also, no: Encyclopedias published before 2000, College Textbooks, Readerís Digest Condensed Books, Romance Fiction published over two years ago, Magazines over two years old (call for exceptions), Professional/Technical Journals, AND if you get it for free, we canít sell it, e.g., catalogs, travel brochures, etc.

  • Donations of under 3 boxes or bags of items in good condition may be dropped off on the back loading dock of the Main Library Monday-Friday 8 am Ė 3 pm. If you have more than 3 boxes or bags, please call for an appointment.

East Lansing Public Library

  • no textbooks or encyclopedias. New magazines only.  5 boxes maximum, during open hours.


Everybody Reads

Curious Books

Hidden Treasures Thrift 5445 S. Pennsylvania, Lansing

See yellow pages and websites for locations near you.


Old textbooks, encyclopedias, and moldy or damaged books are best saved for a special local or regional collection or  directly to Friedland Industries, Inc. 405 E. Maple  (Blue building on the corner of Center and Maple in Lansing's Old Town) 517.482.3000  You can drop books from 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Meridian Citizen's Recycling Special Events Committee organizes a special book collections.  Other regional and local book collections are held throughout the year in Lansing, E. Lansing and elsewhere.

See calendar



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