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    Default What to do with unwanted books?

    I was hoping to donate some unappreciated books to my library, but they are not accepting donations.
    Im not interested in the hassle of finding each book its next owner and shipping them on.... does anyone have a suggestion on how to respectfully thank some books for their service and pass them on to their next owner?
    The idea of throwing them in the trash horrifies me, but I dont want to keep books that we will never again read or enjoy.
    Homeschooling DS11, DS5.

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    Do you have a half price books near you? They buy books.

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    I am surprised that the library won't take them. Did you call the county library and ones further afield. If you can do it in one trip, it can be worth it. Find one that has a use book store or area.

    Powell's Books will buy books in decent condition and pay for shipping. You can go to their website and see what they will take by entering ISBN information.

    Local used bookstores will sometimes buy books. Just call and see if they are buying books.

    Check out Better World Books. They will take donations. They sell books and donate money to charity.


    I have boxes of books I need to unload. I am trying to figure it out too.
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    We have a thrift that also accepts them. They love getting children's books and rarely have many in the store. We usually take them to the library, but if I just have a few and I'm taking clothes or whatever I'll drop them at the thrift.
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    There are also websites like Book Scouter that search several used book buy-back sites for you. Free shipping. I have not yet used it, so I can't vouch.
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    I absolutely do not understand the idea of "unwanted books."
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    If you have a local homeschool list or freecycle, you can put up an offer for them. You don't have to list each title. You could just say, books about ___ and ___, porch pick up, message me for the address.

    If not, thrift store. I've never heard of a thrift store that wouldn't take them. Goodwill sells them online now too through Better World Books and other sites like it.
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    What to do with unwanted books?
    Thanks! I will try the library in the next town over, and there is a Goodwill center there too. I will try them first.

    See, random multi-age books.
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    I forgot about the thrift stores. All else fails they will take them all.
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