It’s a good idea to have a clear out every now and then – take everything off the shelves and go through 45+ years of book collecting to decide what are keepers and what are chuckers. I found 100 books that either I’m never going to read or that are way past their use-by date. Current affairs books from the time of Blair and earlier, old text books, philosophy tomes that I’m so relieved I don’t need to refer to, novels by star authors I thought I would dedicate time to, but never got around to it, old Bond books that I picked up for the classic covers, but didn’t fancy delving into.
When I look at my shelves now, they’re still full, just not completely overloaded with dead wood slices. ~275 at a rough count, so about a 35% cull.
The question is, what do I do with them? Just put them out in the street book cabinet shelves and let anyone passing by help themselves? Or try to make a little cash on a book sale site. I’m pretty sure that’s wasted effort and nobody would pay anything for them, but I thought I’d ask the Afterword bees » Continue Reading.