Books can be donated to local organizations or sold to used book stores. If they are unusable, soft cover books may be recycled with mixed paper at the Materials Recovery Center. Hard cover books are not accepted for recycling.
The Duluth Public Library accepts year round donations for their annual book sale. Bring gently used books to the returns window in the main library: 520 W. Superior St., Duluth.
The Lincoln Park Children & Families Collaborative operates The Big Red Bookshelf; the program places bright bookshelves stocked with gently-used or new books appropriate for children from Birth – 3rd grade in the community where families with young children visit. Children are invited to take a book home to keep, share and enjoy. Drop off lightly used books for children ages birth to 8 years at 2424 W 5th St. Suite 108, Duluth.
Used Book Stores
Big Lake Books 722-8447
Old Town Antiques & Books 722-5426
North Woods Books 525-7218
Spirit Valley Paperback Exchange
Second Look Books 723-1366
(Only paperback, no hard cover)
Gabriel’s Bookstore 525-7542
Bring pre K-12th grade textbooks to the
Book ReUse Center
2216 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407 (612) 724-2608
Organizations sending books overseas
Pastors for Peace – (773) 271-4817 (Chicago)
or Margaret Reinhardt (612) 478-8551