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Free Books Southampton (FBS) is a volunteer led community organisation part of Transition Southampton based at the 3AC. The aim of FBS is to make reading and books available to all. This stops books from being thrown away in landfills. 




****** Hi Free Book supporters! Thank you all so much for your recent kind donations. We now have every nook and cranny filled on our bookshelves and our storage cupboards are bursting! We always appreciate your donations but for the moment we cannot accept any until the beginning of September. ******


We accept donations of books from many sources and redistribute them for free to the community through the 3AC. We do very much appreciate donations, however it is important that the books are clean and tidy; in good condition. Please do not donate books that you would not want to receive yourself. 

In 2017, FBS gave away 5166 books to the community, beating 2016's total of 3559 books!  It couldn't have been done without the generous donations received and the work of the wonderful volunteers. 

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If you would like to donate books to FBS please drop them off to the 3AC: 11 Cranbury Terrace, SO14 0LH

Opening time: Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm       9

                     Friday: 9am - 5pm

                     Saturday: 10am-2pm

                     Sunday: 9am - 2pm


Please note, if you wish to donate a large amount of books, please call before hand. We are unable to accept large amounts without notice. If you are unable to drop the books off please let us know and we can arrange for one of our volunteers to collect them. Please call the 3AC on 02380 711 700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us through the Facebook page. 


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