We’re moving in a couple weeks (the first time since I was 9 years old), and I’ve been going through my library of 3000+ books, choosing the books that I could bear to part with and NOT have to pack to move. Which made me wonder…
When’s the last time you weeded out your library? Do you regularly keep it pared down to your reading essentials? Or does it blossom into something out of control the minute you turn your back, like a garden after a Spring rain?
Or do you simply not get rid of books? At all? (This would have described me for most of my life, by the way.)
And–when you DO weed out books from your collection (assuming that you do) …what do you do with them? Throw them away (gasp)? Donate them to a charity or used bookstore? SELL them to a used bookstore? Trade them on Paperback Book Swap or some other exchange program?
I usually go through my books every couple of years or so. I hate getting rid of books but if I don't weed them out, I'd run out of room. If I had a choice I'd never get rid of any book but since that's not an option lol. I never get rid of very many though when I go through them. A bag maybe.
I either donate them or trade them in at my local used bookstore. I never ever throw a book away unless it's damage beyond repair, and since we all love books here this is a very rare event. All of our books are well taken care of, but there is the occasional accident heh.