Saturday April 10, 2021, 9am-2pm

free book day

In lieu of its popular free Book Swap, SalemRecycles again invites Salem residents to share free books with neighbors curbside in front of their home on Saturday, April 10th between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

“We know how many people miss our Book Swaps, but we are so happy to have offer a safe, physically distant version of this event for this year,” says Micaela Guglielmi, the City’s Waste Reduction Coordinator. “After the success of the first ever Free Book Day in September, we are looking forward to doing it again in the spring!”

Books should not be “swapped” (i.e., no one should drop off books at another resident’s table).  Participating residents are not required to be present at their free book table (or box) outside of their residence. As a physically distant community event, masks should be worn and participants should follow public health guidelines by staying six feet apart.  

Please visit for more information need, including details on how to participate, a list of participating addresses, a downloadable flyer to attach to your table or box, and information on where to donate unclaimed books at the end of the day.

To learn more or sign up to participate, please contact: Micaela Guglielmi, or 978-619-5672.

Free Book Day

When: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Rain Date – Sunday, April 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Various residences around the City of Salem. Visit for a list and map.

Why: To promote re-use and recycling of books and give Salem residents a fun way to get outside and discover new books.

SalemRecycles is the City’s volunteer recycling committee which works to increase recycling and encourage positive recycling and reuse practices through educational outreach and special events.  For more information about SalemRecycles, please call (978)-619-5672 or visit