Thursday, May 22, 2014

What to do with Used Books

Books are precious and should have a very long life, passing from generation to generation the stories and
facts we document. But once we do not need or want certain books any longer, what should we do with them?

First, consider donating to one of the public libraries. They can make books available to all in the county and will be able to store and offer books to residents for quite some time. Note that some books, like textbooks or computer books, are not normally accepted by libraries.


Other alternatives are:
If those do not work for you, try asking neighbors, friends, and family if they would like to have your books.

You may also try to sell your books on Ebay, Half, Half Price Books, Amazon or a local college bookstore (e.g. EFSC Bookstore) -- in case of text books.

Last option on the list would be to recycle them in your recycling carts. Paperback books are one of the items accepted in curb collection.

As you can see, you have many alternatives as to where to send your books. Whichever one you choose will be a good one to extend the life of those books. The only place they should not go in is the trash.


Recycle Brevard!