The Book Project
The Book Project: Connecting communities, encouraging physical activity, reducing waste and sharing the love of books!
We all need a bit of escapism, particularly at this challenging time. The Book Project has been designed to support people to gain access to free books and to give those that need it a purpose to go for their government permitted daily exercise. We hope to encourage community sharing in a Covid secure way, reduce waste from those having clear outs, encourage physical activity and increase access to books for all.
With many charity shops closed and us spending more time at home, we know that many people have books to donate. We are happy to receive donations of good condition books of any genre, for all ages and in different languages too. Books can be donated locally at some of your book host destinations in your community. Please check at individual points to see if donations are accepted there.
We request that you only donate 2 books at a time with book hosts unless you have made prior arrangements for the donation of a larger number.
Donations can also be dropped off at: 10 Bromley Street, Digbeth, B9 4AN, Fridays 10am-3pm.
Please contact [email protected] if you are unable to get to us.
Hosted boxes on your street
We are starting to get boxes out into the community so you may find a box on your street! Check out the Facebook page with details of box locations. For those not on Facebook, please drop us an email with the area that you live in and we can let you know where your closest box is.
Volunteer With Us
Community Box Sites
Join Our Online Community
Join in the conversation online sharing your journey to your book, mini reviews (no
spoilers please!) and specific book sharing. Click here to check out the Facebook group!
We still value your voice even if you don’t have Facebook so feel free to share your stories with us via email
too [email protected]
Request a Book
For individuals who are unable to get to one of our collection boxes, you can request a book by filling in the form below. We can only deliver books to those in the Birmingham and Solihull areas and hope to get a book to you in approximately 14 working days from the date of your request.
We will aim to fulfil all requests but we are reliant on donations.