Drop off clean, gently used books at the Newton Resource Recovery Center (115 Rumford Ave., Auburndale) for reuse, or come take books at no cost.  Open to Newton residents & city employees only. Winter 2018 Hours: Mon: 12:00pm-2:00pm Tu & Th: 11:00am-2:00pm Wed: 9:00am-11:00pm Fri & Sat: 9:00am-2:00pm.


The Newton Book Shed relies on volunteer staff. Email newtonrecycling@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved.

Other book donation options:

    • More Than Words will pick up books for their not-for-profit work with homeless, foster care or court-involved youth.  They also accept textbooks. Contact 781-788-0035 or mtwyouth.org for more information. maintains a collection box at Trader Joe’s on Washington Street in W. Newton.
    • Auburndale Community Library (375 Auburn St., Auburndale) is generally open:
      • Tuesdays 10am – 3pm
      • Thursdays 3pm – 8pm
      • Saturdays 10am – 3pm