January 18

Thursday January 19 Checklist

Books!  I.Love.Books.

I don’t know about you but I own shelves and shelves of books.   If I were to never go through them and get rid of some they would take over my house.   So at least once a year I sort and decide which to keep and which have to go.   And then I do a few things.   (1) I check my titles on eBay.   Sometimes I am surprised how much a particular title can get.   If it’s decent, I’ll list it.  I’ve even sold books that were highlighted and written in–once for more than I originally paid for it!  Just be honest in your listings and be sure to charge shipping.  I usually to the flat rate shipping bags, just for ease.

You can also re-sell textbooks to Amazon.  I haven’t done it, but I see it out there.

(2) Sometimes I call the local indie bookstore and ask if they are interested in a trade. I bring books, she gives me store credit toward new books.   Or new-used books.  I am happy either way.

(3) Sometimes I donate books to my local library.  They keep some but sell most at their book sales to support the library.

(4) other times I deposit the books in a local book dumpster.   They donate the books to kids and folks who have little access.

What do you do with the books you no longer use?

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Posted January 18, 2017 by The50sHousewife in category "50's Housewife/ Stay-at-Home Mum


  1. By Francene Foster on

    I take mine to Half Price Books and sell them (for Garage Sale prices, basically). Speaking of books: do you like reading vintage books? Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Beanie Malone, etc?

  2. By Lydia on

    Great tip, thanks, I never thought of selling the books. I always gave them to a charity shop or offer them to my friends.


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