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Old 03-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Location: Durham
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Any ideas in the Raleigh area preferably? Some are 5yo textbooks so I assume they'll be best in the recycle bin. But I also have a lot of good (some even hard cover) novels by good authors. I just don't need them in my house any more. Does anyone know of a good use for all of these books I want to get rid of? I hate to just throw them in the recycle bin.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:20 PM
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Good Will will probably take them. There are several drop off centers around the area.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:21 PM
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Default get cash for books

Go to Cash4Books.net - Sell Used Books and sell your books. If you put in the ISBN code, you'll immediately know the price it will go for.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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YOu can sell them on ebay or Amazon and I have sold some of the more valuable ones I had in my collection.

I also found a used book store that would give me credit towards other books in her store. My daughter likes Nancy Drew and we got a couple of that series for her and a couple others for her to read.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:30 PM
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1. Donate them
2. Sell them to a used bookstore
3. Use them for art projects (there are a ton of art projects that call for the use of old books).
4. Donate them to others who want to use them for art projects
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Location: Zebulon, NC
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11 Ways to donate, sell or give away used books (http://ezinearticles.com/?11-Neat-Ways-to-Donate,-Sell-or-Give-Away-Used-Books&id=178378 - broken link). They also mention an organization that takes old textbooks.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:42 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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try the library
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:42 AM
Location: RTP area, NC
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powells.com will allow you to sell books to them - type in the ISBN and then they give you a credit. They do take textbooks - I sold a statistics book that was way old for the most money out of all my books. The credit can be used to buy anything. They also throw in the cost to ship the books to them.

Otherwise, you can take books to some used bookstores around the triangle and get credit or paid for them.

If you have any children's books, you can donate them to a local elementary school (check with the librarian first) or to the Raleigh Rescue Mission - they promote parent/child reading so any/all childrens books are welcome - again call first.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:01 AM
Location: Durham, NC
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Perhaps if you're interested in trading those books for different ones, I would also suggest PaperBack Swap: Trade Books for Free, Online Book Club, Exchange Books I've been using the website for years and even if you don't want more books right now, you can list these books and give them to people who'd like to read them and you'll get "credit." Therefore, if you want a book some other time and you find it listed, you get it essentially "free." All you do is pay postage when you ship out your books. To me it was worth it because a lot of my paperback books were worth less than the shipping price when I tried amazon or similar!

I've shipped out used older books in the past and been lucky enough to pick books sent to me that are practically new! Sometimes it is really worth it and the community on there is great. I find it comes in handy pretty often. Usually if I'm trying to free up space, I'll give the books a month or two on PBS and if they don't get requested, then I donate them. But demand is especially high during the beginning of school semesters when students are looking for books (I got all of my lit books on there during my final years).
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