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Due to the current COVID-19 measures, Thryft's book drops are not operational during this period. However, our trade-in services are still available in the form of book pick-ups if you are trading in 20 or more eligible books.
How to Trade-in Your Books


If you are looking to trade-in or donate your books, simply find one of our book drops and follow the instructions below.

If you have more than 20 eligible books (check conditions below), you can also arrange for a free pick-up service!

1 Make sure your books meet the following conditions:

Trade-in Conditions

2 Create an account with us!

If you do not have an account yet, click here to sign up.

3 Snap a picture of your books and send it to us!

When taking pictures of the books you are trading in, do ensure that the book titles and covers can be seen clearly. You can have multiple books in one photo! 

If you are using Telegram:
Go to our telegram bot (@thryftbot

Click “/Start” and “/Trade”, and then follow the instructions shown on the screen! 

* For donations, please contact us via our Whatsapp (+65 9483 4017) or email ( instead of using the telegram bot!

If you are using Whatsapp:

Whatsapp ( 9483 4017) us the following:

  • Photos of the books
  • Your First Name
  • Email Address
  • (Currently unavailable) For drop-off, indicate location of book drop used 
  • For pick-up (only applicable for 20 eligible books and above), indicate address and preferred dates 

*Pre-booking link for pick-ups will be sent upon completion of this step. 


4 Drop off your books/ arrange for a pick-up time with us!

Your books will be credited within 7 days after our acknowledgement of your WhatsApp message/ pick-up date. If your books do not have trade-in value*, we will recycle your book responsibly for you.

No matter what, we will turn it into something good for you and the planet.

*Trade-in value will be determined using our algorithms based on current prices, popularity of the book, and market saturation. As such, some books may not have trade-in value. If you have any concerns, you may contact us to obtain a valuation first. Please note that Thryft will not process any returns after drop-off.