I love reading, and have been a reader all my life, so it’s weird for me to say this now … but I don’t have bookshelves and own maybe 10 books total. And I’m here to tell you – you should consider doing the same.
So what do I do with all my books?
- Donate my books to the local library. This helps stock my library with copies of good books, especially if they are deficient in a certain genre – or not diverse enough (which is often the case). Usually, my process goes like this – I want to read a book – I check the library to see if I can get it. Yes – Great. No. I buy it – maybe the paperback, might be hardcover. I read it. I donate it to the library.
- Sell them. After our last move last August, I sold a lot of my remaining collection to Half Price Books. Of course I used the money to buy more books … read them, and then give them away to the library.
- Trade them. Using Paperback Swap or BookMooch. This is a great way to share books with people who will care them and love them and give them lots of attention. And I can do the same.
Would you eve consider giving away all your books?