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There are 775 million illiterate people around the world...

Help Them


Books that have a resale value on the internet will be sold and the proceeds donated to literacy programs.


Soldiers serving overseas have a lot of downtime and limited access to reading materials.


Books donated to needy libraries will either end up on their shelves, sold in a book fair to raise funds, or recycled responsibly.


We work with organizations such as Books for Africa to deliver books to developing countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Lightly used children's books, textbooks, and required reading materials will be donated to local schools and community groups.


When a book is not suitable for donation or resale, it is recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.

What exactly do we do here at Reading Works?

Whether you are an individual, a publisher with overstock, a library with discards, or a book drive organizer, we can help.

It can be difficult to navigate the book donation landscape. Each organization has different guidelines for acceptable donations. You can send us whatever you have, and we'll make sure it gets to the right place.

Notice: Donations to RW.ORG are not tax deductible at this time. You are welcome to contact us and we'll help you find a place to donate your books that is tax-deductible.

Literacy Partners

We believe in these organizations...

They need your support to promote literacy and education. However, did you know that some organizations only accept new books, others won't accept encyclopedias and periodicals, and all of them have varying guidelines on book condition?

We can help by providing you a single place to send all of your unwanted reading materials. We'll make sure they get to the right place.

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