Question: I love books and have a huge collection. I think I am ready to let go of some of them in order to better organize my office. Besides just throwing them away what can I do with my old books?
1. Sell your books online. Cash4Books (www.cash4books.net) lets you see what your books are worth, and what I like about this is you can check the ISBN numbers from home without having to lug your books somewhere. They pay the shipping (you print the label they provide). They also have an iPhone and Android app where you can use a scanner and scan your bar codes for the ISBN number.
2. Sell your valuable collectible books. A great starting point is the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA). To get the association’s free directory of booksellers, call (212) 944-8291 or visit them at www.abaa.org.
3. Donate your old books to the local library. If you’re feeling charitable or maybe your favorite titles are not in demand with local second-hand book buyers, try donating to your local public library. First, call the library to ensure they are accepting donations – sometimes their shelves are “full” and they turn them away for a period of time.
–Debbie Rosemont, www.itssimplyplaced.com