The Evanston Public library has placed a book bin outside the main library to make it easier for residents to contribute used books.
Not all of the books will end up on the facility’s shelves, the library said in a news release. Many, if not most, of the books will be donated to Better World Books, a for-profit social enterprise and a global e-retailer that collects and sells new and used books online, matching each purchase with a book donation.
Books are sold online to help raise funds for non-profit literacy organizations, with a portion of the sales of all books donated at the EPL donation site going to the Evanston Public Library.
The big, green, Better World Books bin is located outside the main Evanston Public Library, at 1703 Orrington Ave., on the east side of the library. Books can be dropped off there on a 24-hour basis.