Sunday, 18 April 2010

Book-culling for beginners

How do you get rid of he books you actually can force yourself to part with?

There is a limit to how many bookshelves the 'normal' household can accommodate. At the moment, I work in a library - and when I come home I feel as though I'm still there!

Most charity shops I've been to are a bit sniffy and will only accept a few (even tho' they're all in good nick).

The charity 'bags' that come through the door inevitably decline the offer of books.

I've even dropped some into the library stock sales (I'd donate them to the library, but the policy here is generally to decline, or receive with the proviso that the items will be sold!)

Most of my friends are of a similar persuasion (and if I gave them mine, I'd have to accept theirs!)

I can't bring myself to recycle them with my other paper waste.

I've toyed with the idea of leaving them on buses, in cafes, etc. but that's almost like the same emotion as abandoning a puppy by the side of the road.

So, what do YOU do?

1 comment:

  1. I hoard. I have four massive boxes full of books. I too, struggle to part with them, except a few of the run-of-the-mill thrillers i've picked up recently (NOT S&B btw), and those i take into work and leave in the control room until someone thinks they're very clever by stealing them.

    We're quite lucky in Brighton, there are about 4.5 million charity shops, so a few of them accept, and indeed specialise, in books. Not that i can bear to get rid of most of them...