About American Book Drive Print

American Book Drive is based in Southern California and specializes in redistributing used books . Our objective is to raise funds for local organizations, while finding new homes for used books, CDs & DVDs. Our streamlined process of collecting, sorting and reselling, allows us to offer the most money for books and digital media. We work with the top rated non-profits organizations, assuring potential donors they are helping local charities.

Our green business model, salvages tens of thousands of books annually that would otherwise go unused or dumped into landfills. Instead, books are resold through 20 online-marketplaces, at festivals, book fairs or our $5 or Less Book Store. Our partners receive a portion of sales on all media donated via our collection bins, or through scheduled home pick-ups.

Children's books that have been sorted and are in excellent condition, are re-donated to local schools, hospitals and children's centers, If your organization is looking for gently used children's books, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Collected books that are damaged or in poor condition, will be recycled properly. We don’t have an exact figure, however based on the weight of books ABD recycles, we estimate to be saving over 100,000 trees every year.