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we find new homes for old books

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 We have saved

25.9 MILLION BOOKS from local landfills to date.

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our programs

Book Donation Bins

Book Removal

Library Book Removal

Friends of Libraries

School Programs

Used Book Shop
High School Friends

Feel good about where your old books go. Make a clean donation bin a part of your community!

On occasion we can offer home pickups, but due to current demand we can only do this for 5000 books or more. 

We can help monetize unwanted books or  remove them free of charge.

We help Friends of the libraries to raise thousands per year with book bins or paying for excess books.

Let us help your school library or PTA earn money for programs and supplies through the magic of book donation bins and drives



Our vision at its core is to run a socially minded organization with the goal to keep as many books out of landfills as possible. A study by the National Wildlife Federation revealed that over 640,000 tons of books end up in landfills every year in the United States! Our mission is to make throwing books away a thing of the past.

If you’re like us, you have an emotional attachment to books. For some people, when it comes time to move or downsize, books go from being a treasure to being the heaviest box to move. We make sure that books don’t end up in landfills and that they are put to good use. We proudly support different Literacy projects such as The Prison Book program, Operation Paperback, and many friends of the library groups throughout Massachusetts. 

Library Book Shelves

Host a Bin - How does it work?

We set up a bin at your library, organization, or anywhere in town. We provide brand new bins and regularly empty them.
Would your organization benefit from a book donation bin? Give us a call to learn more!

HOME PICKUPS - temporarily suspended

Due to current demand, we can only offer home book pickups for 5000 books or more. 


We have multiple bin locations all over New England. If you are looking to drop your books off and are unsure of your nearest bin, make sure to give us a call so we can confirm the location closest to you.  

some of the communities we are partnered with

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Larry came all the way from Boston to get rid of my father’s book collection. While it was sad to see the library go, he made it easy.In the end we were so pleased these books that brought my father and family so much joy would not end up in a landfill. Knowing they would be re-used brought us pure joy. Thank you Larry and the staff at Bay State Books for making this an amazing experience.


Groton, CT

I am the Director of Book Sales for the Friends of the Lincoln Library in Lincoln, MA. We have been working with Larry O’Connor since December 2018 as the online vendor for our donated books. We have been impressed with the professionalism. He is well-organized and delivers on everything he says he is going to do, including giving us a monthly report detailing title/price/profit information on each book of ours he has sold. His service has increased the total monthly revenue we make from our book sales by 30%.

Cathy  Moritz

Friends of the Lincoln Library



contact us today for all your book management needs.


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