The Ridiculously Easy Way to Donate Books Online

Books stacked in a bookshelf

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If you're looking to make some space on your shelves and get rid of old books you'll never crack open again, there's a great website that makes donating them even easier than dropping them off at the library. Better World Books will send you a shipping label so you can mail them books to be resold on their site. They then donate proceeds to schools, libraries and literacy programs. Any books that can't be sold are donated or recycled. Basically you not only clear out your shelves the lazy way, but you still help important organizations in the process.

Better World Books writes, "Here’s the best part: In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 58 million books into over $10.4 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 40,000 tons of books from landfills."

If you're decluttering and books are in the To-Go pile, we definitely recommend checking out Better World Books.