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  • Adopt a Library
    Provides a list of resources to promote world literacy, help and encourage donations to libraries and schools in the United States and around the world, and keep books out of landfills.
    A used bookstore benefiting the Saratoga Library, and operated by volunteers of the Friends of the Saratoga Libraries.
  • Book Sale Finder
    Provides information about used book sales, auctions, etc.
  • (NP) Books For Soldiers
    Books For Soldiers is a soldier support site that ships old, but still useable paperback books books, DVDs and supplies to deployed soldiers and soldiers in VA hospitals, via their large volunteer network.
  • (NP) Books for the Barrios, Inc.
    Delivers mass quantities of quality educational materials, procured from donor individuals and the discards of United States' public school districts, to the most remote disadvantaged schools in the developing countries.
  • Books Liquidation
    Books Liquidation has a huge selection of best-sellers, out-of-print, first edition, college/university textbooks & children books.
  • (NP) Friends of the Palo Alto Library
    Accepts donations of books, magazines, videos, CDs, and records for their monthly sales and redistribution efforts to other nonprofit organizations. Donations provide others with very low-cost access to reading materials, decrease the burden on landfills, and yield a tax deduction for donors, as well.
  • (NP) Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library
    Accepts donations of used books, CDs, books on tape, videos, and DVDs.
  • (NP) Operation Paperback
    An all-volunteer organization that collects gently used books and sends them to American troops deployed overseas.

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