Frequently Asked Questions

The following questions are ones we get all the time about the Reuse First for Recyclers program. For more information on Better World Books, the business, check out our Infrequently Asked Questions. Also, if you don't see your question here feel free to email us.
  1. Why should we participate in the Reuse First program?
  2. What types of books are accepted?
  3. How much space will I need to store the books?
  4. Are books ever thrown away?

Why should we participate in the Reuse First program?

We pay you and your chosen literacy partner for books that you no longer want and you don't pay a dime. Keep books out of landfills and put money in your pocket and in the pocket of great groups such as these. It's just that simple.

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What types of books are accepted?

With our online Prescreen Tool it's easy to determine what to ship. You can scan books and get an instant response on what we're accepting.

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How much space will I need to store the books?

We take tremendous pride in our shipping and logistics options. We have very low minimum shipment requirements and will work with you to individually address your specific storage capacities and shipping needs.

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Are books ever thrown away?

NEVER. We determine where your books will be best used. Either we'll sell it to raise money, donate the book directly to one of our nonprofit literacy partners or we'll recycle it. Check out what we've done so far.

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