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I love to read. At any given time, I have several “real” books and Kindle books I’m reading. Kindle books are easy to store, they don’t take up additional space. I can carry thousands of books with me at any given time. Traditional ones are harder to store. There’s only a select few that I will read more than once. For the other ones, once I’m done reading them, I get rid of them.
There are several places that you can use to get rid of your books once you’re done reading them.
Libraries, shelters, churches and schools all are great places to donate your used books. These places are often short on donations and always welcome gently used ones.
Other ways to donate can be found at Money Crashers. They have a comprehensive list of places where you can ship yoursto charities.
Yard sales are a great place to sell your old books. You probably won’t make a lot of money doing this. Chances are, you won’t get even a fraction of what you paid for them. But, it’s always an option. If you have a vast collection, you might make a nice chunk of change.
Pass along the books you’ve already read to your friends. They will get to enjoy the same story as you. As a bonus, ask them to pass along their old ones to you.
Crafts With Books
For old and outdated ones, you can make crafts out of them. I could not do this with ones that still have use. Which, to me, means anything that could be read by someone and enjoyed. It’s suggested to use old and outdated college textbooks for this.
What other ideas do you have to get rid of them once you're done reading them?