Today’s Musing Mondays question is… “Do you keep all the books you ever buy? Just the ones you love? Just collectibles? What do you do with the ones you don’t want to keep?”
I do generally keep all of the books I buy, as I tend not to spend good money on books I’m not going to keep. These days, I won’t buy a book at a book store if I haven’t already read it and loved it.
However, when it comes time for the CWRU book sale… I can’t help myself. I will buy almost any book that look interesting if it’ll only cost me 14.7 cents. With those books, I’m much less attached. In fact, it wasn’t too long after I read and dislike The Woods that I was ready to get it out of my house.
When it’s time to get rid of books, I’ll offer them up to friends or take them over to Mac’s Backs, a cute little bookstore in my town that gives you store credit for books you give them. It’s a pretty smart setup: you get store credit worth half the value of the book you give them, and then you can use that credit to pay for half the cost of the used books you buy from them. You get money, they get money, it’s a great deal all around. Of course, now I have even more books that I need to get around to reading…