Make a responsible everyday action and give a good book a new life.
Bring your old, well-maintained books to Akateeminen Bookstore for recycling. The recycling box can be found in all of our stores.
Fantasy books and detective novels in particular are always going to find a new owner. Art books, history books related to war, newer cookbooks, and well-preserved children’s books are also in demand.
Here are four tips for book recycling:
- Only pack intact and clean books for recycling. Torn, warped, water-damaged, or otherwise damaged books are not suitable for reuse.
- Please do not bring encyclopedias, old textbooks, or discarded library books.
- Make sure the books don’t have extra stickers, price tags, or similar items. Remove them neatly if you can. It’s especially important to remove large price tags from self-service flea markets.
- Bring the books for recycling packed in a plastic bag to ensure they stay in the best possible condition during transportation.
Read more about Kierrätyskeskus (Recycling Center). Through the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, over a million books find new owners every year with Kierrätyskeskus.