With the dawn of e-readers, many book industry insiders feared that e-books would spell the end for physical books. Yet, physical book sales still outpace e-book sales to this day.
For most avid readers, having a physical book is still the ideal way to read. However, avid readers also have a habit of collecting more books than we have room for!
Are you looking for ways to get rid of old books? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for three great ways that you can thin out your book collection without letting a single book go to waste.
- Sell Your Old Books
If you’re hoping to make a little extra dough and have an excess of books, you can sell used books online. Whether you’ve got college textbooks cluttering your shelves or a large collection of books you bought for pleasure, it’s easier now than ever to turn those books into cash. (Plus, by selling your books online, you can escape the allure of turning in your books for store credit and over-filling your shelves all over again!)
- Start a Little Library In Your Neighborhood
Little libraries are becoming increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. Little libraries are cute, fun to stumble across, and great for building a stronger sense of community.
If you want to start your own little library, make sure you know of any related regulations in your neighborhood or city. (Yes, it’s silly, but there may be some restrictions on this DIY project.) Then, choose your shelf, set it up outside, and fill it up with the books you no longer need that others may happily enjoy for free.
- Get Rid of Old Books Via Donations
Building a little library is essentially donating your collection, but it can require more maintenance on your end. If you want to skip the ongoing responsibility of maintaining a little library, there are plenty of other ways to donate your books.
For example, you may be able to donate your old books to your local library or, depending on the subject matter, your local schools. There are also plenty of charities that will take used books, although they may also have subject restrictions. Common examples of charitable book donations include ESL groups and continued education programs for incarcerated individuals.
Needless to say, your old books can do a lot of good for your community!
Make Room for the New and Get Rid of the Old
When you’re an avid reader, it’s easy to amass a collection of books that outgrows your shelves. Whether you’re hoping to reduce the clutter or make room for new reads, there are plenty of ways to get rid of old books.
As a smart reader, you’re probably always looking for strong storytelling and compelling news. Take a look around to find smart stories for smart people that will keep you interested and teach you something new!
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