Donate Used Books and Media
H ave you got a bunch of unwanted or unneeded Books and/or CDs lying around and taking up valuable space? If so, our service offers an option for you to free up that space and get rid of them. We have a collaboration with a number of non-profit organizations in the Greater Oklahoma City area. We redistribute books to Shelters, Children’s Hospitals, Libraries, and anyone else in need of books. This is a good option for individuals or companies who are cleaning out the contents of an estate, moving, closing a store, or just has a bunch of books lying around which you no longer want or need.
The primary benefit to you of donating your books to us, is that we will come to you and pick them up for free, as long as you have 5 boxes or more. We may be able to arrange a free pick up of lesser quantities at a time where we will be near your home or area. No quantity of books is too large for us to handle!
We will find a good home for your books regardless of your reason for wanting to get rid of them. All you need to do is call us (405) 831-6442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for your books to be picked up.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I would 1st like to establish the fact that we are a for profit business, and not a non-profit organization. Many simply do not understand the fact that non-profits sometimes have tremendous amounts of overhead and that only a small percentage of the proceeds from donations go to those in need. In some cases the overhead can exceed 80% of each dollar generated from donations.
We operate an online bookstore, and the fact is that most of the books which we receive simply do not fit our business model. Often times in excess of 75-85% of the books we receive will not be sold by us. We could sell these books in a brick & mortar store for a few dollars, but have built our model into giving back to the community by donating these books to those whom are in need of them. The books which we are unable to find a home for will be recycled.
The fact that we offer convenient pick up service at your door is the most compelling reason for so many people to choose Firecracker Book Recycling as their Book Donation Center.
Books should be in reasonably good condition. Markings and Highlighting, of course diminish a books appeal, but assuming the book is otherwise in good sound condition we can still accept them. Books with missing pages, mildew, stains, loose splines, and water damaged books would examples of those which we cannot accept.
Approximately 80% of the donate books we receive go to local Charities and Non-Profits who have a need & can use them. Organizations which we currently support are:
- Children’s Hospital
- Local Libraries
- Local Missions