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Old 08-20-04, 04:22 PM
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Question what do you do with your old books?

Rhea's post made me start thinking. :lightbulb: What do you all do with your old books when you are done with them? Do you share them with friends? donate them to your local library? donate them to goodwill?

I normally share my books with family members & friends and I also donate the ones in good shape to my local library and take the rest to the salvation army.
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I have a really hard time getting rid of books. I love to read and sometimes when I can't find anything at the bookstores, I reread my older books. I probably have about 500-600 books. I've thought about going to the used book store and trading, but have never done it before and am not sure how they work.
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The books I've bought that I didn't like, I tend to drop off at Goodwill. The rest, I tend to keep or give to friends. A few friends and I will present some books to each other for various things. For example, I had Hithiker's Guide to the Galaxy from when I first read it in HS. I gave it to a friend that was moving (changing jobs). He knew it was a used book, but there is something more personal about a book someone has had for many years. I know that must sound strange, but that is what a few of us do.

I also try to swap with friends. That works out well too.

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I have a hard time getting rid of books too. I am a bookaholic! My husband fusses because I have so many books and I keep buying more.
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I have a hard time getting rid of books, but when I know they are ones I'm not likely to read again then I take them to the used book store for trade. We have a great used bookstore here, so I can trade in my old ones and get store credit. I like this cycle.

Oh, and if the ones I'm wanting to get rid of aren't ones the store will take then I let them donate them to the underpriviledged book drive they do.

All my good books- Koontz, King, etc I keep nice and tidy on my bookshelf.
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