donate books

thank you for helping us keep books in circulation and out of landfill! we're thrilled to welcome you into our community.

how to donate

you can always bring book donations to any of our events. we'll gladly accept them and give you book credit on the spot.

we've also got a few collection boxes with our lovely partners on hong kong island. scan the qr code on the box to log your donation with us and receive book credit.

find your nearest donation box


Rebooked HK

1/F, Mee Lun St, Central

Spicebox Organics

137 Caine Road, Shop 1,
Golden Valley Mansion,
Mid Levels

sheung wan

The Hive Sheung Wan

3-35 Hillier St, Sheung Wan

kennedy town

The Hive Kennedy Town

6/F Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town


Shop 1-3, G/F, The Hudson 11 Davis Street, Kennedy Town

Spicebox Organics

39–45 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town

mail your donation

if you would like to mail your donation, we're also happy to accept it via sf express. please send any donations to the following sf store for our ease of pick-up:

Attn: Gentle Books

Mob: +852 6799 0171

SF Store Code: 852MAL

Shop C, G/F, Shun Cheong Building, 28 Hau Wo Street, Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Central and Western District, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

have a question? we're happy to help.

what type of books do you take?

we take almost all english books that are in good condition! but we typically focus on fiction and nonfiction for adults. books that fall outside of our focus will be sent to our partner organisations.

what is considered “good condition”?

we will happily take books that:

  • are whole and intact,
  • don’t have ripped covers/pages,
  • don’t have water damage,
  • aren’t marked up in pen,
  • and sorry, no textbooks!

where/how can I donate books?

we accept donations at all of our popup events. if you’re located in central area, you can also donate books at ReBooked HK (9 mee lun street, 1F), our partner for secondhand childrens’ books. ReBooked is open daily from 12-6PM.

for the month of october, we have a number of locations across Hong Kong that are also accepting books!

what happens to the books I donate?

gentle books aims to rehome all book donations, whether through resell, redistribution to our partner organisations, or by recycling and upcycling. we’re dedicated to helping home as many books as we can.

we sort through all donations to assess quality and condition. books that pass our inspection will be listed for sale in the shop. childrens books and other specialty books such as textbooks will be sent to our partner organisations (for example, ReBooked). books that do not fit our resale criteria will also be shared with our recycling partners or upcycled.

if you have any questions about donations, feel free to get in touch and send us a photo of your donation ahead of time.

how does book credit work?

as a thank-you for your donation, we give book credit based on the number of books that you have donated. this credit can be used immediately, or saved for your next visit to gentle books.

if you have dropped off a donation at ReBooked or another venue, please send us a message on instagram or whatsapp +852 6799 0171 with the following details so we can log your store credit:

  1. photo of books donated if possible
  2. number of books donated
  3. your full name
  4. your email

book credit is valid for 6 months from the time of issue. after 6 months, we will donate the remaining book credit money value to our charity partner.