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  1. As a Librarian I wholeheartedly agree…. just don't throw them… give 'em to charity shops… one man's muck and all that! Plus I love the book about the friendship between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel 64, Charing Cross Road… its lovely… I cried… buckets…. Good post!

  2. As a Librarian I wholeheartedly agree…. just don't throw them… give 'em to charity shops… one man's muck and all that! Plus I love the book about the friendship between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel 64, Charing Cross Road… its lovely… I cried… buckets…. Good post!

  3. As a Librarian I wholeheartedly agree…. just don't throw them… give 'em to charity shops… one man's muck and all that! Plus I love the book about the friendship between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel 64, Charing Cross Road… its lovely… I cried… buckets…. Good post!

  4. I like it! Definitely agree in cleaing out books. I have a huge pile at home sitting waiting for me to get around to putting them on ebay. I very rarely read the latest big sellers, and I'm currently just reading an old favourite 'comfort book' for about the fifth time just because it's about Cornwall and romance in the War and is generally lovely to read.

  5. I like it! Definitely agree in cleaing out books. I have a huge pile at home sitting waiting for me to get around to putting them on ebay. I very rarely read the latest big sellers, and I'm currently just reading an old favourite 'comfort book' for about the fifth time just because it's about Cornwall and romance in the War and is generally lovely to read.

  6. I'm one of those folks who shudders at tossing books but understand the need to purge one's library now & then. I agree with Sarah; for the sake of the earth, please find a new home for your discarded books rather than adding them to the landfills.

  7. I'm one of those folks who shudders at tossing books but understand the need to purge one's library now & then. I agree with Sarah; for the sake of the earth, please find a new home for your discarded books rather than adding them to the landfills.

  8. I'm one of those folks who shudders at tossing books but understand the need to purge one's library now & then. I agree with Sarah; for the sake of the earth, please find a new home for your discarded books rather than adding them to the landfills.

  9. I'm one of those folks who shudders at tossing books but understand the need to purge one's library now & then. I agree with Sarah; for the sake of the earth, please find a new home for your discarded books rather than adding them to the landfills.

  10. I found a thing called bookmooch.com When I read a book I know I will never read again, I list it on book mooch and sooner or later someone else will want it. Sort of recycling for books!God bless.
    Terri

  11. I found a thing called bookmooch.com When I read a book I know I will never read again, I list it on book mooch and sooner or later someone else will want it. Sort of recycling for books!
    God bless.
    Terri

  12. Keep the best, pass on the rest. There's a wonderful site called Green Metropolis in the UK where you can put all your old paperbacks up for sale at 2 or 3 pounds. Sales aren't guaranteed, but they do happen. I've taken to buying from them too (buying costs 70p more) as they have paperbacks that are older or out of print available sometimes. Or try bookcrossing, a site where you can register your book and set it free, then watch its progress through the world. Sort of asbo-chip tracking for your paper babies. But I still have too many, and still buy more!

  13. Keep the best, pass on the rest. There's a wonderful site called Green Metropolis in the UK where you can put all your old paperbacks up for sale at 2 or 3 pounds. Sales aren't guaranteed, but they do happen. I've taken to buying from them too (buying costs 70p more) as they have paperbacks that are older or out of print available sometimes. Or try bookcrossing, a site where you can register your book and set it free, then watch its progress through the world. Sort of asbo-chip tracking for your paper babies. But I still have too many, and still buy more!

  14. Keep the best, pass on the rest. There's a wonderful site called Green Metropolis in the UK where you can put all your old paperbacks up for sale at 2 or 3 pounds. Sales aren't guaranteed, but they do happen. I've taken to buying from them too (buying costs 70p more) as they have paperbacks that are older or out of print available sometimes. Or try bookcrossing, a site where you can register your book and set it free, then watch its progress through the world. Sort of asbo-chip tracking for your paper babies. But I still have too many, and still buy more!

  15. Keep the best, pass on the rest. There's a wonderful site called Green Metropolis in the UK where you can put all your old paperbacks up for sale at 2 or 3 pounds. Sales aren't guaranteed, but they do happen. I've taken to buying from them too (buying costs 70p more) as they have paperbacks that are older or out of print available sometimes. Or try bookcrossing, a site where you can register your book and set it free, then watch its progress through the world. Sort of asbo-chip tracking for your paper babies. But I still have too many, and still buy more!

  16. Nothing better than cleaning out a closet or a bookshelf on an annual basis! That sort of purge is the best sort. I donate my unwanted clothes and books. Used bookstores, charities and consignment shops are happy to have them. Sometimes I even make a few bucks and put it towards buying something new.

  17. Nothing better than cleaning out a closet or a bookshelf on an annual basis! That sort of purge is the best sort. I donate my unwanted clothes and books. Used bookstores, charities and consignment shops are happy to have them. Sometimes I even make a few bucks and put it towards buying something new.

  18. Okay. That's two books in a row (actually one author and one book) I've always adored. So now the Universe requires I come out of lurkdome and let you know how much I've been enjoying your blog.There. I wrote it. The Universe is satisfied I think.

  19. Okay. That's two books in a row (actually one author and one book) I've always adored. So now the Universe requires I come out of lurkdome and let you know how much I've been enjoying your blog.There. I wrote it. The Universe is satisfied I think.

  20. Okay. That's two books in a row (actually one author and one book) I've always adored. So now the Universe requires I come out of lurkdome and let you know how much I've been enjoying your blog.
    There. I wrote it. The Universe is satisfied I think.

  21. Okay. That's two books in a row (actually one author and one book) I've always adored. So now the Universe requires I come out of lurkdome and let you know how much I've been enjoying your blog.
    There. I wrote it. The Universe is satisfied I think.

  22. I recently joined a site called Paperback swap and I love it. Now I can get new book for my old ones.

  23. I recently joined a site called Paperback swap and I love it. Now I can get new book for my old ones.

  24. Oh dear, I agree, keep the clutter out of your home, but Ebay is a great way to de-clutter – or at least give the books to charity shops so that Ebayer sellers like myself can buy them!

  25. Oh dear, I agree, keep the clutter out of your home, but Ebay is a great way to de-clutter – or at least give the books to charity shops so that Ebayer sellers like myself can buy them!

  26. Hear, hear! I have too many good books, including lots by people I know and adore, to muck up the shelves with anything that doesn't make me happy, or teach me something. believe in intellectual feng shui!

  27. Hear, hear! I have too many good books, including lots by people I know and adore, to muck up the shelves with anything that doesn't make me happy, or teach me something. believe in intellectual feng shui!

  28. A fun way to get rid of books and perform random acts of chance kindness is by leaving a book behind in favorite places with a http://www.bookcrossings.com label on it and tracking where your book goes,maybe even finding out if the finder enjoyed it. I've not done it yet, but I do have a few set aside to label and leave one day. I admit though, most of my books I can't part with, I go through them over and over and they make me feel good even if they are on the shelf waiting for someone to pick them up.

  29. A fun way to get rid of books and perform random acts of chance kindness is by leaving a book behind in favorite places with a http://www.bookcrossings.com label on it and tracking where your book goes,maybe even finding out if the finder enjoyed it. I've not done it yet, but I do have a few set aside to label and leave one day. I admit though, most of my books I can't part with, I go through them over and over and they make me feel good even if they are on the shelf waiting for someone to pick them up.

  30. A fun way to get rid of books and perform random acts of chance kindness is by leaving a book behind in favorite places with a http://www.bookcrossings.com label on it and tracking where your book goes,maybe even finding out if the finder enjoyed it. I've not done it yet, but I do have a few set aside to label and leave one day. I admit though, most of my books I can't part with, I go through them over and over and they make me feel good even if they are on the shelf waiting for someone to pick them up.

  31. Heh! I recently read that quote and thought again what a wise lady Ms Hanff was. As for me, I set my books free and "into the wild" when I am done with them, or they are done with me.I'm doing my best to live only with what I love, and that includes books 🙂

  32. Heh! I recently read that quote and thought again what a wise lady Ms Hanff was. As for me, I set my books free and "into the wild" when I am done with them, or they are done with me.I'm doing my best to live only with what I love, and that includes books 🙂

  33. Heh! I recently read that quote and thought again what a wise lady Ms Hanff was. As for me, I set my books free and "into the wild" when I am done with them, or they are done with me.
    I'm doing my best to live only with what I love, and that includes books 🙂

  34. Hi! I do agree with you, and my whole family thinks that I am an culture-barbaric… As I have 4 little children, we own mostly childrens books, and those I read for them, or they read them selves. Children's books with sweet desings, that's my love. But I pass them over too.By the way, I love your site as I also AM vintage…
    Bye from mama lieveheersbeestje.

  35. Hi! I do agree with you, and my whole family thinks that I am an culture-barbaric… As I have 4 little children, we own mostly childrens books, and those I read for them, or they read them selves. Children's books with sweet desings, that's my love. But I pass them over too.
    By the way, I love your site as I also AM vintage…
    Bye from mama lieveheersbeestje.

  36. Hi! I do agree with you, and my whole family thinks that I am an culture-barbaric… As I have 4 little children, we own mostly childrens books, and those I read for them, or they read them selves. Children's books with sweet desings, that's my love. But I pass them over too.
    By the way, I love your site as I also AM vintage…
    Bye from mama lieveheersbeestje.

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