My name is Sonal Kapoor and I am 18 years old. I started Rescue A Book in 2013 as a way to do community service, and maintain a source where used books could essentially be recycled. This project was meant to be for school, but I was not able to pursue it for logistical reasons. However the idea of recycling books appealed to me and I decided to continue it on my own.

As of August 2017, I will be starting college and won’t be able to actively serve as an intermediate between non-profits and my community. The mission of this project is still the same, however: to gather unused books and deliver them to deserving people who can use them. I have listed the organizations that I have donated books to in the past, on my “donations made to” page and hope you can use it as a reference for where to donate your old books to. Please feel free to email me at with any questions or concerns. 

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