Support The Moscow Times!

Moscow Lifehack: Where to Give Away English-Language Books

What can do I with unwanted English books?

TMT: Oddly, it's not easy to get rid of them in Moscow. Bookstores and antique shops with large used-books sections do not buy them, so be prepared to give up your books for free.

Both American Centers accept used English books. Yes, that's right, both centers. After a fight, there are two of them now. Books are more than welcome at the old center; the new center takes them, too, but you need to call in advance.

The Anglo-American School of Moscow doesn't accept books from people not associated with the school. But they do take them from students or parents, so make friends and pass on your books. The International School of Moscow will gladly accept books from anyone.

And finally, Book Crossing has recently taken off in Moscow with shelves at many cafes and at most libraries, parks and even train stations.

American Culture Center at the Foreign Languages Library: libfl.ru
American Center at the Embassy: amc.ru
Anglo-American School: aas.ru
International School: internationalschool.ru
Book Crossing: bookcrossing.ru

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.