For reuse

  • Berrien County Jail: 269-983-7111 ext. 7234. Accepts certain paperback books and magazines in good condition for reuse. Must call first.
  • Better World Books: Collects books and sells them online. Revenues go towards funding literacy and education programs.
    Drop-Off Locations in Berrien County
    • Old National Bank, 3125 Cleveland Ave., St. Joseph
    • Martin's Supermarket, 5637 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville
    • Buchanan District Library, 128 East Front St., Buchanan
    • Southeast Berrien County Landfill, 3200 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan
  • Charitable Organizations: Some organizations will accept gently used books. Click on Household Goods for a list of some local organizations.
  • Libraries: Ask at your local library if they will accept gently used books.
  • Reduce Reuse Recycle Day
  • Reuse Shops: Inquire at your local resale shop about book donation.

for recycling

  • Padnos: 1410 N. Paw Paw Ave., Benton Harbor, 269-927-1030; and 15565 Walton Rd., Buchanan, 269-695-6804. Accepts hardcover and paperback books for recycling.