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I checked in at the Booking Through Thursday blog, which is the host for a weekly book meme or blogging prompt. Here is this week’s prompt:

Do you ever weed out unwanted books from your library? And if so, what do you do with them?

Weeding in progress. I have to weed more often as the pile of unwanted books stagger more quickly than my acquisition pile does. The rule is I would nix any book of which I don’t have much impression. I line up paper shopping bags from the grocery and start putting books in. Don’t look back.

5 Responses

  1. I periodically purge my bookcases. Mainly they are books I know I’ll never read again, books that I lost any interest in reading, or they are part of a series I know I’ll never finish. My last purge, a few months ago, got rid over around 60.

  2. I’m weeding right now. My library at work has gotten some, my bookish friends, the book swap a church library (for my more wholesome selections) — and I’m still purging! Gives new meaning to The Neverending Story.

  3. I take books I have finished with out into country towns on my motorbike and leave them in various places. I have a note on the inside front cover that says the book is compliments of the Book Phantom and there is an email address specifically for people to comment or tell me if they liked the book. However I left almost 30 books and never received an email. One day I will though. Other books I give away to friends or charity shops. Valuable ones I sell on eBay.

  4. I take mine to book club, throw them on a table and usually about 3/4 are gone by the end of the meeting. The others, I either bring to work to hand off or donate to Goodwill. I hardly ever donate books to Goodwill because I can’t stand the thought of them sitting on dusty shelves so sometimes I bring them to school and donate them here. They end up selling them at the university book sale.

  5. For the first time in my life I began weeding out books. There is a used bookstore in town that will give me trade points for books that they want from my weed-out-box. I already traded a box full and got $45 dollars worth of trade points. The books that they don’t want go in book donation box.

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