Recycle Palos - Books

Local libraries, senior citizen centers and nursing homes often have exchanges or take donations.

Contact Catholic Charities, County Social Services or your local office of charity organizations to learn if they would be interested in such a textbook donation program.

B&B Book Supply
(800) 622-7986
Will pick up selected textbooks and unused workbooks published in 1995 or later anywhere in-state. This is a buy-back program of multiple copies of same books.

Book Rescue Program
(630) 790-4345
All books accepted for donations. Sponsored by SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education).

Correctional Facilities
(217) 522-2666 x. 3612
All 30 correctional facility libraries in the state has an academic program and accepts donated books. Call to find the nearest prison with a library. Also contact your Sheriff’s office to see if the county jail could use the old textbooks.

Follett Educational Services
1433 International Pkwy, Woodridge
(800) 621-4272
A representative will provide a quote to your school to buy used textbooks and sell them to other schools. This is also an economical and environmentally sound place from which to buy textbooks.

Goodwill Industries
(312) 212-1290
Accept donated textbooks, workbooks and library books.

International Book Program

Native American Schools
(202) 208-7658 x. 3601
Call Bureau of Indian Affairs and ask for Office of Indian Education to obtain a list of approximately 200 federally funded Native American schools that could use your unwanted books.

Salvation Army
(217) 528-7573
Accepts donated Hard Cover Novels and Personal Books.

Textbook Recycling Centers:

National Fiber Supply Company
55 E Monroe St, Ste 3425, Chicago
(312) 346-4800
Recycles textbooks with white paper only. You should not expect to be paid for your books although large quantities of higher-grade paper may generate some revenue.


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