I can relate. I just cleaned out my classroom and will be cleaning out my office this weekend and I intend to pitch a lot of books! I think the criteria given in the article for what to pitch was good. If you can't get the local bookstore to take it or find a market for it on e-Bay or amazon- might as well pitch it too!
I need to do the same. I've migrated some to the basement, but need to migrate more to the trash! Half-price books gives you so little for books that it's almost not worth it.
+JMJ+The first post is great! I once did a huge cull: all the Nancy Drew, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley Twins, Unicorn Club, Sweet Valley Kids, Goosebumps, and Fear Street books in one big box, in one day.Last year (How quaint to say that on the first day of this year), through the internet, I discovered fans of all the series I had chucked, who had kept their copies through the years and become serious collectors--even experts on the books. I felt a twinge of envy. How nice to know one's "vocation" as a reader.I might cull my collection again in the future; but though I have yet to work up the ruthlessness, I know exactly what would go this time. Goodbye, Romance novels!
Oh, the humanity!
I've done some culling over the years, I'd guess mostly of books I acquired without buying. There's a boxfull in my car's trunk right now that I haven't thought to turn in to the used bookstore yet. (Come to think of it, I pulled a book out of that box to give to my son to read last the summer. Guess I've been busy.)I smiled at the suggestion we keep certain books only to impress those who might see them on the shelf. That may have been true of me at one point, but these days it's visitors, not books, that aren't particularly wanted in my house.
I culled a box's worth and took them to Half-Price books and got all of $8 - but more shelf space!
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