If you have books that you no longer need, there are places that will appreciate your donation. Find out the best places to give your library a second life.
February 14th is not only about Valentine’s Day. This is also the day that marks the International Book Donation Day. Peggada shows you some of the places where you can leave good books that you no longer use and, why not, find new stories to take home:
1. Dejá Lu
If you visit Dejá Lu, a second-hand bookstore in Cascais, take the oportunity
to get to know the this place and discover rooms with carefully selected books resold at very affordable prices and in several languages. Dejá Lu, besides being a temporary home for literary works of all kinds, is a solidarity bookstore
which donates 100% of the profits to two institutions that work for the promotion and professionalization of people with Trisomy 21 – APPT21 and PAIS 21. It is only not accepted the donation of encyclopedias, manuals, dictionaries, and technical books.
Sopro, a solidarity association created by a group of Barcelos students about 20 years ago, works in several areas, supporting social development in
Portugal but also in Mozambique. This is the ideal option to leave school
3. Dona Ajuda
For those who are from the center of Lisbon, this will be the perfect place to donate books that deserve a second life. In the heart of Rato, Dona Ajuda is also a solidarity project that unites social, environmental, and cultural aspects. In addition to leaving
your books you can find a range of second-hand items from clothing to decorative objects.
4. The Reading Cabins
This option requires a certain adventurous spirit. There are several cities in Portugal where
You can find telephone booths that have been transformed into reading booths that allow you to drop off and take away books for free.
Peggada reveals the location of some of them: Praça do Município do Fundão; in Praça de Londres, in Lisbon; in Jardim da Parada, in Campo de Ourique, in Porto Covo and still in Parque das Nações. The Ecological Park of Viana do Castelo has a similar book exchange system, although it does not use the phone booth as a protective structure. Otherwise, stay tuned and you might be lucky enough to come across one accidentally.
Leonor (better known as Nônô) inherited the taste for nature from her paternal grandfather, who used to carry seeds in his pockets to plant them when the time was right. She founded the Environmentalist Nucleus at the University where she graduated, was involved in civil disobedience movements for climate justice, and studied in London where she tasted the best veggie burger she knows to date. She pursued a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations because it is an area she considers key to create a paradigm for climate justice. She went to Paris to deepen her knowledge in sustainability and later to write a thesis in the same area. Proud of her pots of mint and basil, an avid reader, a fan of afternoons spent around the table, an apologist for simplicity. She suspects she would be happy with a vegetable garden and a profession associated with sustainability and human rights.
The project will have to respect environmental requirements such as the planting of trees, theintroduction of beehives and the ceding of the land for pasture.
It’s far from the city center, in a neighborhood that has only gained from an out-of-the-box offer. Alecrim aos Molhos is a cafeteria, a grocery
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