Do you really give books away for free?
Yes we do! The "Books for Free" initiative rescues unwanted
books otherwise destined for landfill or pulping. Healthy Planet
redistributes these books - for free - throughout communities via
our Books for Free centres nationwide. By visiting the
centres and taking a book, you are reducing the amount of waste
that goes to landfill each year and helping to recycle valuable
resources. There is no catch and the only restriction is that a
maximum of 3 books are taken at any one time.
"Books for Free" has grown at a fantastic rate in just a
few years. We now have a network of 32 Books for Free centres
throughout the UK, run by over 150 volunteers, which have so far
saved over 812 tonnes of books from landfill.
Watch our Books for Free video:
||Visitor Quote: What's nice about your centre is
you are have many books which ordinary charity shops won't stock
such as children's paperbacks etc (because there is no profit in
them). My daughter hated reading at school, but since visiting
Books for Free only 3 weeks ago, she has already finished reading
her first proper children's novel which I caught her taking to bed
every night for 2 weeks. I am so proud! I haven't enjoyed reading
myself for so many years either! Well done on a brilliant idea!" -
Basildon 'Books for Free' visitor
Find your local centre?
Find your nearest Books for Free centre by clicking on the
map below or here
for a list of addresses:
Update 5.1.13 - We are pleased to announce that our
West12 centre in Shepherds Bush is back up and running! We'd
love to see you there!
Since July 2012, we've opened 6 new Books for Free centres in
the UK. You can find them in Brighton, Darlington, Rochdale,
Bournemouth, Southport & Barnet!
If you are a Books For Free Lead Volunteer at one of our centres
and are in need of more books please
click here to fill out the Book Delivery Order Form.
Do you have books to give?
We love books! We urgently need more book donations in order to
continue giving out books for free and would be most grateful for
any help. We accept book donations at any of our 29
centres, we are working on making each centre self
sustaining with books coming in and going out. We would like to
encourage everyone to reuse as much as possible and want to rescue
as many books as possible from landfill & pulping.
If you have large quantities and would like us to pick up the
books, perhaps you are a book
collector/distributor/publisher/business with excess books please
get in touch. Logistics@healthyplanet.org
If you are an organisation in need of books, please complete
this form and we will be in touch.
If you are interested in using one of our centres for an event,
activity, meeting, workshop, etc please
click here to fill out the In-Centre Activity Proposal
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