I don’t know if you guys will remember this, but about a year and a month ago (yes, I know, that’s a very very long time to remember things), I discussed the problem of what to do with books you don’t want anymore. I basically explained my solution: I couldn’t donate my books to the library because they won’t accept books or any other places due to transit costs (living in NYC is expensive), host many giveaways and mail them out because of all the shipping costs, and throwing books away is just such a waste, a tragedy, and makes me cry in the inside. You guys then offered some solutions for me to try out.
Well, guess what? About a year and one month later, I finally found a solution that really works for me when it comes to clearing my shelves. I thought I’ll share this solution with you guys too, as obvious as the solution is, just in case you also have this clearing your shelves problem and might also want to use this solution! Don’t worry, this solution is simple and not complicated.
I’ve been blogging for nearly two years and have attended a lot of author events and met up with a lot of bloggers in the city I live in, New York City, who also sometimes attend the same author events that I do. We tweet with each other and got the chance to know one another really well.
So if you want to clear your shelves, my solution is to take pictures of all the books you don’t want and ask your friends that live in the same area as you do if they want any of the books you want to give away. You can meet up where ever and whenever you guys like. For example, if you two are planning on attending the same author event in your area, you can just give the books you don’t want to them at that author event. There’s no extra expenses for you since you’re going to the author event anyway and you’ll be happy to know that your books would be going to a new, loving home. It’s simple and uncomplicated.
Do you already do this to help clear your shelves? Do you have any other options/advice on clearing your shelves? I want to know!