our mission


We are passionate about literacy and choose to promote it by making quality books accessible.

We are dedicated to promoting literacy through greater access to books.

Our most recent book donation recipients include Reach Out and Read Colorado, The GrowHaus, SAME Café, Denver Health Medical Center, and All Y’all Social Justice Collective.

Learn more about our programs for schools and educators to get the tools needed to build a better future.

our values


We are committed to saving and reusing books from being landfilled or recycled. We give books a second chance by making these books available at all levels of affordability.

Learn more about how you can join us in our mission in reducing book waste.


Every decision we make is driven by an effort to display excellence in every aspect of our organization. By no means does this mean that we are perfect at everything we do, but it does mean that we plan to continue refining our processes to become the best version of 50/50 that we can be.


One of the greatest treasures in life is getting to share it with others, and we believe that books connect people together. We choose to seize every opportunity to take part in building an enriched and empowered community that genuinely cares for one another.


Every person holds a unique story that is to be valued and respected. We are devoted to ensuring that each person that encounters 50/50 in any part is welcomed with a smile and treated with dignity and respect, without judgement or discrimination.


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