How do I weed my book collection?
December 15, 2007 2:46 PM Subscribe
Due to space restrictions, how do I bid farewell to my home library?
posted by oldlies to grab bag (36 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
There's now way around it--stuff has to go.
I have a lot of books (~1000 in a small studio apartment) and I need to free up space. Getting rid of a lot of books is a must. How do I decide what to get rid of?
There are some that just look good on the shelf but I'll never read them again. Then there are some that I may never read again, but I feel a certain degree of affection toward them because I associate periods of my life with them. There are some that I never read but I always intended to. Some of them were timely when published (current affairs type stuff), but they've since lost relevance...but I paid good money for them. I don't have time to sell them all on
I keep telling myself that I don't need to get rid of anything because eventually I'll have a larger home that would fit my library comfortably. That's probably not a healthy outlook and I'm sure professional organizers and therapists would say that you have to accept and work with what you have now.
So how do I begin to weed my library?