How do I get rid of my book infestation?
May 31, 2011 7:29 PM Subscribe
I have a ton (at least) of books. How to best get rid of them?
posted by bolognius maximus to Grab Bag (44 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I acquired a lot of ex-university library books. All sorts of books, most in good to excellent condition, some really old, just an overwhelming amount. Some have ex-library stamps, some don't. I am going to guess between 5-8000 books. I wanted to donate them for tax purposes, but after reading the tax laws, realized I need an appraiser to provide a certificate for items totaling over $4999. If I go with the DonateIt! values, it's way over $5k.
I am still in process of moving the books into my garage, and am a bit worried about not having enough space. I don't have an issue with finding an appraiser necessarily, but wonder how they would go about handling so many books and how much it would cost. I thought about having a massive book garage sale. I am going through the boxes and keeping the ones (very few) that I want, but there is stuff that is of value (according to abebooks.com).
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to handle this? Or who to donate to that might be able to pick them up? Help!