Our program allows libraries to repurpose books they no longer want or need on their shelves. Libraries send us books, make money, and create space for new material. ThriftBooks receives good quality, used books, lists them for sale, and finds new readers worldwide, extending the life of books.
We put quality, affordable books into the hands of those who love to read.
Generate Revenue · Inventory & Sales Tracking · Monthly Payments
Promote Literacy Worldwide · Help Save our Environment
Weeded materials no longer suitable for your needs
Books find new homes via resale or donation to literacy programs
All unusable books are recycled
With our large network of distribution centers, we partner with thousands of library systems in North America to repurpose their surplus books through easy shipping options, no out-of-pocket expenses, and no pre-scanning requirements.
750,000 books processed every day
Over 1 billion books saved from landfills
6,000,000+ books donated to literacy programs
18,000,000 books sold last year
Absolutely nothing! We do not charge a start-up fee, annual fee or a membership fee.
We offer several shipping options depending on your volume and facility. We use several delivery methods including LTL freight services.
We evaluate shipping charges on a case-by-case basis. Factors include the location, volume and frequency of book shipments.
As often as you’d like. Libraries send us books weekly, monthly and sometimes quarterly. Whatever works with your system is fine with us.
We either responsibly recycle them or donate them to one of our charity partners.
No! We want to make it as easy on you as possible. We just ask that you follow the basics on our Book Guidelines.
We take all types of books including DVD’s and CD’s. We also take non-ISBN, collectable, rare and antiquarian books.
We do not require a monthly minimum amount of books to be sent. In order to minimize the shipping expense, we recommend accumulating as many books as possible before sending them to us. But the amount really depends on the shipping option used. For example, we ask for 25 boxes or more for small parcel shipping (UPS).
We provide a service agreement that states the basic terms of the partnership. The agreement serves as an important point of reference for both parties.
That is fine. We sell books with library markings all of the time without any problems.
We sell on all the major marketplaces such as Amazon.com, Abe.com, Alibris.com, eBay.com, bn.com (Barnes & Noble), Thriftbooks.com, and many others.
Absolutely! We partner with many Friends of the Library groups.
We send your payments monthly. If proceeds are less than $25.00 we’ll wait until they reach that threshold to save on administrative costs and postage.
We offer a free data center that you can log into at any time to view your real-time account information. You can see your inventory levels, each book that has been sold, how much it sold for, customer refunds, and many more features.
Absolutely! Our large network of processing centers makes it easy and convenient for libraries to drop off their books.
Yes. We offer a special service where we evaluate and list non-ISBN, collectable, rare and antiquarian books.
Yes, we partner with public and private schools, colleges and universities.
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