DONATE YOUR OLD BOOKS

Looking to dispose of your books? Recycle them with us. We’ll take them off your hands to resell and support our charity.

HOW TO GIVE US YOUR OLD BOOKS

1

Collect up all your old books in a cardboard box

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Book a Parcelforce collection date using the form below

3

The cash from your books keeps our work alive

BOOKS WE CAN CURRENTLY RECYCLE

Textbooks

Childrens Books

Non-Fiction

Fiction

FAQs ABOUT DONATING BOOKS

Can you collect my books?

Yes absolutely. Our partner arranges collection of your books using Parcelforce. All you need to do is select your collection date in the form below.

Do I have to package my books?

Yes, you need to put all your books in a cardboard box, ready for collection by Parcelforce. Ensure your box is sealed with packaging tape so that nothing falls out.

Do I have to pay postage?

No, you don’t have to pay for postage of your books, as we cover the cost of this. Note, your box must weigh 25kg. Contact us if your box weight is different.

What books do you accept?

We accept pretty much all kinds of books, so long as they are undamaged, unmarked, and in resalable condition. Contact us if you’re still unclear.

Can you collect on weekends?

Unfortunately not. Our partner uses Parcelforce to collect your items who only offer collections from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Can I send you a big box?

Yes, but please ensure your box is no larger than 168cm when you add all three sides together (combined total i.e. length + width + height).

How heavy can my box be?

Your box of books must weigh 25kg. Parcelforce will refuse to take it if heavier. You may send us multiple boxes but each box must weigh 25kg.

Can I specify a collection time?

Unfortunately Parcelforce does not offer specific time slots for collection. Collections take place on the date you selected between 9am and 5:30pm.

What do you do with my books?

We resell your books on websites like eBay to generate income to further our work. Reselling online saves the cost of running physical charity shops.

Can you take marked or damaged books?

No. We can only accept books that are in good condition without damage. If you send damaged books, we will have to dispose of them at cost to our charity.

Can I send books to the children you help?

No, we don’t do this as it is damaging to the children’s local economy, and is an expensive administrative and logistical cost to our charity.

Can I send a box weighing less than 25kg?

We pay approximately £10 in postage for each box you send. If we can resell your books for more than the cost of the box then we may accept it. Contact us to check.

SUPPORT OUR CHARITY BY GIVING US YOUR OLD BOOKS

Book Your Charity Books Collection

Pop your details in the form below to tell us when you want Parcelforce to collect your donated books.