What do you do with books you no longer want?
When we set up Mildred’s room, I had to get rid of my big beautiful bookshelf. There simply wasn’t room for the bookshelf and all of her new things. So, I pulled all of the books from the bookshelves and stored them in boxes. But, I recently got a new (to me) bookshelf. However it’s much smaller than the old one. That means that I’m going to need to make some decisions about what books I want to display, what I want to store and what I want to keep.
Choosing books to display has been fairly easy. I went with books that I really enjoy and plan to read again. For me, those are mostly hardbacks and usually decorative editions. There are some books, like The Wind in the Willows, that I like so much I even have multiple editions. And, of course, there are my Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys collections. It makes for some beautiful, if generally overcrowded, shelves.
Right now, the only books I have officially decided to store are my TBR books. That means I have quite a few books that I have read, but don’t plan to read again that need new homes. I have a Free Little Library outside my office at work, but people rarely seem to take any books, so I’m currently looking for other options for donating the books to a good cause.
What do you do with the books you are done with? Do you keep them all? Donate? Sell them?
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