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Sold Old Books for $99.83

In an effort to rid our house of clutter I went through the house in search of items to sell. My husband and I keep our house fairly neat and tidy so clutter isn’t a big issue for us, but I hate to see things accumulating. It just means there is more to dust and clean. I realized we had an overabundance of books in the house, so many in fact that one of our bookshelves broke from over use. I painstakingly pulled the books off the shelves and looked for those that weren’t too old and worn. Then I went online and found two sites that offered to buy old books. The first, www.cash4books.net offered slightly less per book than www.bluerectangle.com. So I entered the ISBN numbers of just about every book in the house and found 15 that the websites were willing to buy. All told I’ll make $99.83 for clearing old books that otherwise would have been donated.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the other books that couldn’t be sold. Any ideas?

Anonymous

Monday 12th of February 2007

Besides the library - retirement complexes, long term care facilities (often have readers for the patients), veterans organizations.

One Frugal Girl

Monday 12th of February 2007

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm definitely going to give paperbackswap and bookmooch a try. I'll drop all the other books off at the library.

Anonymous

Sunday 11th of February 2007

Donate them to your local public library. If they can't use them, they'll sell them at their next fundraising book sale.

Meadow

Bobbie

Sunday 11th of February 2007

Sell them yourself on half.com or trade them for books you want on bookmooch.com ...or they also have an option to give them to charity.

Amie

Sunday 11th of February 2007

Did you try Barnes and Noble online? They buy some books too.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/frames/selltextbooks/index.asp?z=y

Also, try posting to www.paperbackswap.com. I know the goal is to get rid of clutter but you could stockpile your credits to use when you feel the urge to buy new books.