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Where can I donate books in the US?

My usual place for donating books just went up in smoke. Where should I donate books now? [more inside]
posted by toast the knowing on Mar 15, 2016 - 23 answers

Decisions about books (not books about decisions)

I've seen several Asks about where to sell used books, but not what I want to do: figure out which books to sell/donate vs. keep. Your recommended heuristics, algorithms, or decision trees are solicited. [more inside]
posted by Halo in reverse on Oct 22, 2015 - 14 answers

Used RPGs in NYC?

My wife and I will be making a trip to NYC this weekend. While we're out and about, I'd like to keep my eyes open for some used RPGs, specifically 1st or 2nd ed Dungeons and Dragons. Where should I look? I know I can get things cheaper online (online recommendations also welcomed for extra XP), but I need to actually examine the books to see if they fit my needs. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Apr 23, 2014 - 6 answers

What is a good way to get rid of textbooks?

I have just moved and am in the process of unpacking my things. I have far more books than my space allows and would like to get rid of old university textbooks that I haven't looked at in years and that are now woefully out of date. Are there some ways of repurposing them other than recycling? Would a university used bookstore or general used bookstore find some use for a 10+ year old textbook? Are there other more creative ways of reusing them? [more inside]
posted by jamincan on Feb 25, 2014 - 23 answers

What do we do with used books in a town that doesn't want 'em?

After the Great Book Cull, we have 400+ books to get rid of. Unfortunately, we're anglophones in a town with about 5% English speakers, most of them senior and conservative, and our tastes in books are rather... eclectic. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Sep 2, 2013 - 41 answers

How to market an independent bookstore to local businesses

I'm looking for some ways to get the local lunch crowd into our bookstore, which sells used books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and books on tape/CD; a small number of new books; kids' gifts; and other gift items/stationery/cards. Many of our customers don't have much to spend (which works out because our books are priced very low), but nearby is a law firm, a couple of big corporations' local offices, a bank, etc. I don' t know if the employees even know we exist. Any ideas on how to get them in here to pick up a birthday card or used CD or small gift for a friend? We're located in the downtown area of a medium-sized city. There are very few places to shop in the downtown business area.
posted by trillian on Mar 29, 2013 - 21 answers

Why are Amazon used-book vendors overpricing this book?

I'm trying to understand the logic of wildly overpriced used books on Amazon. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jan 29, 2013 - 14 answers

buying used books on Amazon vs eBay

First time buying used books via Amazon. Is the process the same as that of eBay's? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on Oct 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Help finding cheap college text books

What are some sources for inexpensive college text books (used, rentals, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by MikeKD on Aug 17, 2012 - 27 answers

How can I recreate this website?

How do I go about getting a website designed without getting taken to the cleaners, as I know next to nothing about the process? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Mar 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Sending books to Thailand

What's the cheapest way to send my friend in Thailand some books? I can either mail him my own books from the UK or order the books online and have them shipped to him. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane on Feb 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Online book retailers.

What are some other internet booksellers like AbeBooks and Bartleby.com? [more inside]
posted by clarknova on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers


What's the easiest way to get rid of a bunch of comic book trade paperbacks? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jan 14, 2011 - 8 answers

Book Mark

How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Nov 23, 2010 - 70 answers

Where to sell "Dinotopia" and "History of Polish Folklore"?

I'm trying to sell an eclectic reading selection to used bookstores in Seattle. What are the best stores for me to take my books to? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Jun 22, 2010 - 8 answers

What are the best used record and book stores between Tampa and D.C.?

Drawing a curved line from Tampa, FL to Washington, DC, what are the best used record (vinyl preferably) store and the best used book store along that route?
posted by the sobsister on May 25, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I sell my books, and maybe make a little money in the process?

How do I sell my books, and maybe make a little money in the process? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on May 14, 2010 - 20 answers

visual stimulation on the cheap

Looking for cheap, beautiful art and design books I can buy used. [more inside]
posted by TayBridge on Mar 25, 2010 - 4 answers

I'm feeling thrifty!

Finding quality used books online? [more inside]
posted by Funky Claude on Mar 7, 2010 - 20 answers

Where can I buy my used Tanith Lee books in New York?

I'm looking for used bookstores in the New York metropolitan area that have a good selection of old romance and fantasy novels, especially Tanith Lee and Victoria Holt. [more inside]
posted by suburbanbeatnik on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

To erase or not to erase, that is the bookworm's question.

Before taking my used books to a used bookstore for sale or trade, should I erase the penciled-in prices inside the cover? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Aug 5, 2009 - 12 answers

Used books in central NY state?

Any good used bookstores in central NY between Binghamton and Utica? I'll be traveling mostly in Chenango, Oneida, and Madison Counties along Rt. 12. Just ordinary, comfy places, somewhere in between crappy-paperback swap shops and collectible/antiquarian snobbynoses. Thank you, hive.
posted by scratch on May 31, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me sell my used academic books for a good price.

Where can I find a used bookstore that will buy gently used academic books in the DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia area? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on May 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Amazon and eBay best practices?

I need advice for selling my used stuff online via eBay and Amazon--more specifically, the shipping and order management part of it. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Apr 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Most generous book buyer in Seattle?

Is there a used book buyer in Seattle you've found to be more generous than another? I want to get the best deal on my 6 bags of various and sundry books. Thanks.
posted by tristeza on Jul 1, 2007 - 7 answers

Favorite used book sites online?

What are your favorite resources for buying dirt-cheap used books online? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on May 3, 2007 - 21 answers

A script to find a bargain?

Is there a script that can help me optimize used book and dvd shipping expenditures on half.com, or can this be accomplished elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Good places to sell used books in Ann Arbor, MI

Where's the best place to sell used books in Ann Arbor, MI? [more inside]
posted by take me to the river on Mar 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me find a gift-worthy copy of Finnegans Wake?

For his birthday, my SO confessed that he would like a "really nice" version of Finnegans Wake. This proves to be harder to find than I would've thought. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Mar 7, 2007 - 17 answers

The $200 mass-market paperback

What's with some of the absurd prices I'm seeing with Amazon Marketplace sellers? [more inside]
posted by calhound on Dec 13, 2006 - 21 answers

How best to unload used books in Toronto

What's the best way to divest yourself of a bunch of used books in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by PaulieK on Oct 13, 2006 - 27 answers

Bag of books...

Does anyone know of a used book store in Suffock, NY (Long Island - preferably near Babylon) where I can unload a large amount of books I appear to have unintentionally horded? I'm an avid reader and those that don't get filed for rereading have started to take over a corner of my kitchen. I'd donate them, but would much rather trade them in for cash or credit for more reading materials.
posted by eatdonuts on Jul 12, 2006 - 10 answers

Used book buying guide

What is the cheapest and easiest way to buy a specific group of used books? [more inside]
posted by bove on Mar 28, 2006 - 21 answers

Tips for running a used book store?

Any advice on opening and running a used book store? [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Aug 24, 2005 - 13 answers

What's the best way to sell used literary fiction books in one go (in Los Angeles)?

What's the best way to sell used literary fiction books in one go in Los Angeles? I have ten cubic feet of used paperbacks ("word value only," as they say) that I'd like to dispense with, but with a minimal time investment. Any ideas? Some used bookstores are flat out not buying new books or offering trade credit only, and before I call every place in a twenty-mile radius, I thought MeFites out there in LA or elsewhere may have already tred the path. Is there something like WeBuyComics.com for books? My Google-fu turns up mostly pages about textbooks and rare books.
posted by symbebekos on Jul 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Selling autographed books

I have several rare/autographed books that I'm interested in selling due to financial issues. I don't want to be ripped off. Help! [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen on Feb 28, 2005 - 12 answers

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