Let the stories live on...

We fundamentally believe that books exist to be read. Yet, many books collect dust on shelves, or live in darkened boxes. Even worse, it’s estimated that more than 2 billion pounds of books become waste each year. We help books achieve their greatest purpose by collecting and reselling them to other readers, donating books to those in need, or recycling used books to become another useful good with a new story to tell.

How It Works
Resale:
Our proprietary software system enables us to recognize the marketability of a selected title or genre, even those from pre-bar code days! Thanks to a proprietary software system, we know instantly if a book can find a new owner on Amazon, eBay, or through another online retailer. If it can, we sell the book and ship it out to be enjoyed again.

Redistribute:

An important part of our sorting process allows us to identify books that are better suited to become donations to literacy-focused or community-based non-profit organizations, including libraries and schools. The scale of our operation enables us to donate millions of good-quality children’s books to wonderful organizations doing all kinds of important work.

Recycle:
According to estimates, over 2 billion pounds of books in the US are wasted each year! We are proud of the positive impact we’ve made in reducing the over consumption of natural resources and unnecessary waste to landfills. We work hard to ensure books can be re-sold or donated, however, when a book cannot find a new home, we believe it should be recycled and have a new story to tell.

Contact:


Discover Books
830 North Westwood Ave.
Toledo Ohio 43607