Goodwill Book Salvage Operations Goodwill of Greater Washington provides a FREE book recycling program throughout the nation's capital. We recycle all types of books (Hard Cover, Soft Cover, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Reference, School Text Books) through their resale online, in our nine area retail stores or to third-party book buyers. At Goodwill the books that won't sell are kept out of landfills and sold as textile salvage through our book salvage operations. The revenue generated from these sales helps fund Goodwill's critical job training mission.