Some neat things

If you’re a bibliophile like me, you have lots and lots of books that you don’t plan on re-reading… the question is always what to do when you don’t want them taking up shelf space? A lot of times, I donate to my local library for their Friends of the Library book sales, but sometimes I just want to get something in return… that’s when I swap 🙂

At first, I was a little doubtful about online bookswaps, but now I’m hooked!

My go to sites are:

PaperbackSwap.com

This site is great if you enjoy genre fiction or are looking for something that is a little older and hard to find.

Swaptree.com

One of the perks of Swaptree is that they let you swap dvds, cds, and videogames as well as books. They also initiate three-way trades so you have a better chance of getting what you want.

Both sites are free and offer different shipping options (you can ship through their service or go through your local post office).

the time has come

I’m clearing out the book collection 😦

I’ve come to realize that many of the books that I have been holding on to are books that I read once and enjoyed, but will probably never read again. I realize that I shouldn’t form such an attachment to some of these, when will I ever re-read that copy of To Kill a Mockingbird that I read when I was in ninth grade? I’m going to keep the ones I love best, and try to sell off the rest.

I’ve put some of the “bestsellers” up on Amazon, and sold three since last night. However, I’m looking into the used book buying programs offered by Powell’s and Abebooks. I’ve never tried them before, but I’ve heard of them. Whatever can’t be sold, I’ll donate to the public library. The books have been taking over for too long, and I’ve been relying on the library system more and more just to avoid buying books that I will only read once.