I couldn't think of anywhere else to post this, so apologies, it is not health or wellbeing related. My mum is downsizing and can only take a small bookcase of books with her. We have selected her favourites and those that mean a lot to her, but I really don't know what to do with the rest. I can't take more than a few. They are mostly quite old and I don't think charity shops would be interested in more than a few bundles of thrillers, etc. A lot of cookery books, encyclopaedias (70s vintage), old hardbacks from the 40s/50s, biographies of historical figures, a full set of those purple kings and queens books she bought from one of those book clubs years ago. The thought of binning books or throwing them on a skip is too harrowing. Any thoughts? I am in NI so the 'We Buy Books' website does not cover us.
YouHoooo · 25/09/2023 18:43
Freecycle in batches, and if you’re on a busy-ish road put them by the gate on dry days for anyone to take.
But realistically….recycle. Sorry. We had to recycle a lot of DGF’s books which was heartbreaking, but realistically no one wants 70s encyclopaedias.
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