Manga comics which are printed in black and white may be recycled in the same way as other books. See also Magazines and Glossy Paper for those with coloured printing.
Blue Bins & Chutes
While most thrift shops do not take old books (there are just far too many of them) there are still a few charities that will accept books in good condition which they will make available to their beneficiaries or resell to raise funds.
Do not give anything to a charity which is not in good, resellable condition.Be considerate of the work these organisations need to do to sort through and dispose of poor quality items.
Migrant Library Singapore
Books Beyond Borders
Essential Extra Donation Drive
Freecycle / Give Away
There are many ways for book lovers to share their books with other book lovers - both online and off.
Book exchange corner at the Public Library
Books & Beer
Books Don't Throw
Little Libraries & Free Shelves
Singapore Really Really Free Market
Buy or Sell
Trade your books in for credit towards getting more books from Thryft.
Recycle as Paper
Books can be recycled like any other paper product. See here for options.
Tips & Suggestions
Don't anyhow dump your books on free shelves! Give away books in good condition.
In other words, avoid giving away books that are:
- Brown spots
- Missing pages
- Missing spine
More: What can go on the library free shelves?