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Ink Tue Mar 18 2008


What do you do with books you no longer want to keep? Resell, donate or toss?

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Clare / March 18, 2008 8:18 PM

I bring them back to the library.

Andrew / March 20, 2008 11:37 AM

I usually donate them. I used to try selling them to used bookstores, but they've gotten really picky.

Cinnamon / March 20, 2008 10:25 PM

Toss? Why that's just sacrilege! Donate, give away, share, sometimes sell.

Brian / March 22, 2008 6:15 PM


It's awesome. I get rid of books I don't want, and get ones I want in return.

Brian / March 22, 2008 6:16 PM

Forgot the url:

Samantha / March 23, 2008 3:02 PM

I second bookmooch. It's super-duper awesome.

Heather / March 24, 2008 3:08 PM

I donate them to the Newberry Library for their annual end of July book sale. You can find out more at:
A quick caveat - I volunteer at the Book Fair (a really fun experience IMO)

Samantha / March 26, 2008 8:34 PM

For the least effort involved category - you could put them in the community book exchange boxes. There are three that I've spotted throughout the city. I'm a big fan. They are at:
Logan Square - the corner with Johnny's Grill and Lula
Wicker Park - outside of Quimby's
West Town(?) - outside of Permanent Records on Chicago

David / April 1, 2008 9:33 AM

I usually check out what Powell's will take and donate the rest to local groups.

Indianbadger / April 8, 2008 4:36 PM

Salvation Army, Bookswap at the Shedd volunteer office, Reader Bookswap, giving it away at work ..these are some of my recent attempts. But this bookmooch sounds better.


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