I have a collection of old books that were left mostly undisturbed for circa 40 years under the stairs in my father’s house. I would say his collection was from the 60s (with maybe a little from the 70s) and is made up of westerns, sci-fi, spy thrillers and film and TV tie-ins. The stuff looks, to my eye, to be very dated and of no interest to modern readers.
I need to dispose of it. No one in the house is going to read them. The local library took a stack of westerns but had no interest in the rest. I don’t want to sell things online as it will take years even if it results in any takers, which is unlikely. The charity shops are overloaded and certainly don’t want tat from the 60s when tat from less than 15 years ago probably doesn’t shift. There is one last option before I put them in the recycling bin to be pulped. The local library has a red waste bin for donations. I don’t want to take the effort of hauling large numbers of books over to them and leaving them with unwanted books they can’t give away. » Continue Reading.