Donate to your local library, charity shop or used bookstore
Keep in mind that the need for books will change depending on the organisation’s needs and resources, so check with your intended beneficiary before proceeding.
Usually not accepted:
Obsolete nonfiction ~ This includes guides for software no longer in use, cookbooks relying on old technology (e.g. 1970s microwave cookbooks), out-of-date information, disproved theories, out-of-use textbooks, and encyclopaedias.
Books that are damaged in any way: water stains, mould, tears, or marks on the pages.
Books with strong smells, like those kept in the house with a cigarette smoker or animals, may be disposed of before they can transfer their odor to nearby books.
Some libraries are interested in taking old magazines, particularly those of educational value. Providing they have suitable content, another option is to take your magazines to your local doctors surgery, school or playgroup. Find your nearest library.