Recycled Reads Bookstore

Hours

Sunday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Books on a bookshelf
Recycled Reads

You make Recycled Reads sustainable!

Recycled Reads receives all of Austin Public Library's weeded material, as well as donations from the public. We sell, recycle or repurpose this material, and all our proceeds benefit the Austin Public Library

Donations:

  • Anytime during open business hours - two grocery bags or standard boxes (e.g., copy paper or banker's) or less
  • All other by appointment only 512-974-7463
  • We do not pick up donations.

The bookstore accepts:

  • All printed material except for magazines
  • CDs and LPs
  • DVDs and Blu-Rays
  • Art and ephemera
  • Complete board games and puzzles

Please call if you have other specific items to donate.

The bookstore does not accept:

  • VHS
  • Audio Cassettes
  • Magazines

We cannot accept materials that are insect infested or moldy. Donated items should be in sturdy grocery or reusable bags (no trash bags), or standard or smaller sized boxes (e.g., copy paper, banker's) that you do not need returned.

For security reasons, we only accept donations during open business hours and by appointment. We are not allowed to touch items abandoned outside of our doors. To make an appointment phone 512-974-7463.

Sales:

We sell books, recorded material, art, ephemera, games, puzzles and more! Most of our items are priced $2 and under. Please visit our 5,000 square foot bookstore to find your next treasure.

Volunteer for the bookstore or get more information about volunteering for the Austin Public Library.

For additional inquiries, please contact us at:

512-974-7460 bookstore

512-974-7463 donations

recycled.reads@austintexas.gov