Once & Future

Charlotte Ashley – Book seller, collector, writer, editor, historian

March 12, 2010

A Quick Aside:

You’re a bookish bunch, and I know at least one of you is Buried In Print – what do you do when you need to purge your library?  Do you sell your books or give them away?  To who do you give them, or sell them?  Does it matter to you if they find good homes?

3 thoughts on “A Quick Aside:”

  1. Kerry C says:

    I get a lot of review copies and lately I’ve given my discards to my local public library branch. The rest is donated to the Victoria College Booksale (which takes donations at the EJ Pratt Library).

  2. Steph says:

    Yep, to the library. Or booklover friends. And if no one will take them, Value Village.

  3. ::hangs head:: Well, as you likely guessed, I am terrible with the whole ::whispers:: purging thing.

    I’ve sold books once (to a nice used bookstore that kept too much fiction on their shelves, so I think they likely made some good friends there) and do pass selected books to friends who are looking for certain things that I’m not as fond of (new homes which I’m certain are highly desirous of them). Beyond that, I’ve put a few books outside on the sidewalk on nice, sunny days, when I’ve been particularly lucky in having found something yummy at the bookish curb in the neighbourhood myself: book karma. I should be more practical. I really should.

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