Second-hand Bookstore in Utrecht

Books 4 Life Utrecht: bookstore for used books

Books 4 Life Utrecht is a second-hand bookstore in Utrecht, run by volunteers. The foundation collects and sells used books, CDs, LPs, and DVDs. 90% of the proceeds go to local and international charities.

Books 4 Life Utrecht sells a variety of non-Dutch used books. The bookshop has a wide selection of books in multiple languages: primarily English, also Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Buy second-hand books

Buy your second-hand books at the bookstore of Books 4 Life Utrecht. Great selection of high quality used books. Multiple languages available: Dutch, English, Spanish, German, French, and Italian.

Location bookstore

Find our bookstore with second-hand books in Utrecht at Koningsweg 2.

Opening hours

Our current opening hours:

  • Monday: 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Wednesday: 11 AM – 2 PM
  • Friday: 11 AM – 2 PM

Donate used books

Finished your book or cleaning up the attic? Take your used books to Books 4 Life Utrecht and donate them to charity.

Our mission

Promote human rights

Protecting human rights is important to us. The right to equal treatment, education, and freedom of expression. That is why we support charities that fight for these great causes.

Socially committed

People of all ages and backgrounds can volunteer with us in a versatile and meaningful way. In addition, we join forces with other local idealistic organisations.

Fight poverty

We are committed to fighting poverty. There are too many people in the world living in poverty. That’s why we donate money to organisations that are committed to this fight.

Encouraging re-use

We give used books a second life by collecting used books in Utrecht, and selling them at a fair price. This way, we also make books accessible to people with little to spend.

240.000

euro collected between 2009 and 2019

80.000

books donated & sold in 2019

50

volunteers active in and for the bookstore

11

years experience with second-hand books

About Books 4 Life Utrecht

Buying second-hand books at the bookstore of Books 4 Life Utrecht means that you support charity. We encourage re-use by collecting used books in and around Utrecht, and selling them at our bookstore at a fair price.

We do these activities with a greater purpose in mind: volunteers find social and meaningful employment in our bookstore. And, last but not least, with our proceeds we support Amnesty International, Oxfam Novid, and multiple charities in Utrecht.

Multiple languages available

Books 4 Life Utrecht sells a variety of non-Dutch used books. The bookshop has a wide selection of high quality used books. Multiple languages are available: primarily Dutch, but also English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian books.

We also sell a selection of CDs, LPs, and DVDs, curated by our specialists.

In the Netherlands & Austria

The Books 4 Life concept is currently active through independent foundations in six locations in the Netherlands. The bookstores are run entirely by volunteers. You will also find Books 4 Life stores in Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Tilburg, Eindhoven and Groningen. Did you know that there are even two stores in Austria? In Graz and Wenen.