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What to do with old books

Postby cubafreak » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I am wondering what to do with old books (paperback and hard cover) since they can not be recycled.I imagine used book stores (if there is such a thing anymore) are filled to the brim
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby GordonH » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:14 pm

Pick one, I am sure they would be happy to take them.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Fancy » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Value Village and retirement homes comes to mind.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby gman313 » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:19 pm

I think Ted's Paperbacks will take them. There is also a place just off Boucherie Road, I think its Tomat Ave. The guy has a book drop off / pick up that is left open. You can drop them there as well.

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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Bsuds » Nov 6th, 2017, 2:41 pm

You just missed the friends of the library book sale in Oct. They will take donations.

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Re: What to do with old books

Postby warden » Nov 6th, 2017, 4:15 pm

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Enterprise will take them too. I take mine there when I do my annual purge.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Queen K » Nov 6th, 2017, 4:42 pm

gman313 wrote:I think Ted's Paperbacks will take them. There is also a place just off Boucherie Road, I think its Tomat Ave. The guy has a book drop off / pick up that is left open. You can drop them there as well.


Gman, just to say, the "guy" is a woman named Carol, but she sold her book collection bin business to a business in town I won't name.

Carol does accept books but not at the bins anymore.

Warden has the best idea, Habitat for Humanity has the best drop off site, at the back of the building and the largest area to display books. Unlike other places where they have very limited space.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 5:06 pm

cubafreak wrote:I am wondering what to do with old books (paperback and hard cover) since they can not be recycled.I imagine used book stores (if there is such a thing anymore) are filled to the brim

I like to burn my books on Queen K's lawn. Most of the smoke is generated, not by the fire, but by Queen K as she comes fuming out of the house to give me a smack with the biggest book she owns.

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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Queen K » Nov 6th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Glacier wrote:
cubafreak wrote:I am wondering what to do with old books (paperback and hard cover) since they can not be recycled.I imagine used book stores (if there is such a thing anymore) are filled to the brim

I like to burn my books on Queen K's lawn. Most of the smoke is generated, not by the fire, but by Queen K as she comes fuming out of the house to give me a smack with the biggest book she owns.


Okay, I bought a bigger book for next time you show up, but sincerely, who knew you could read so many Harlequin romances? :biggrin:
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 6th, 2017, 5:09 pm

Glacier wrote:
cubafreak wrote:I am wondering what to do with old books (paperback and hard cover) since they can not be recycled.I imagine used book stores (if there is such a thing anymore) are filled to the brim

I like to burn my books on Queen K's lawn. Most of the smoke is generated, not by the fire, but by Queen K as she comes fuming out of the house to give me a smack with the biggest book she owns.


A cook book? Or is it a gardening book"?
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Queen K » Nov 6th, 2017, 5:26 pm

cubafreak wrote:I am wondering what to do with old books (paperback and hard cover) since they can not be recycled.I imagine used book stores (if there is such a thing anymore) are filled to the brim


If you take your books to Pandosy Books, they may make a cash offer. Please don't be offended by what is a low offer because you have to consider their expenses, and that they what they sell the book for and how long it sits on the shelf has to be considered too.

Some stores pay a "credit" based on the book's original price, like the Book Bin.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Queen K » Nov 6th, 2017, 6:41 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
Glacier wrote:I like to burn my books on Queen K's lawn. Most of the smoke is generated, not by the fire, but by Queen K as she comes fuming out of the house to give me a smack with the biggest book she owns.


A cook book? Or is it a gardening book"?


Last time it was The Joy of Cooking, the time before that it was the "Concise World Atlas." If he burns his Fifty Shades of Grey on my lawn again though, the neighbour needs fair warning due to a heart condition.
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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Catsumi » Nov 6th, 2017, 8:10 pm

I take mine to the camping resort that I visit in the summer. The office has a free lending library available for those folks who forgot to bring reading material.

I know that those donations are greatly appreciated being on the receiving end myself once. (And only once!)

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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Glacier » Nov 6th, 2017, 9:17 pm

alanjh595 wrote:
A cook book? Or is it a gardening book"?

At least it's not the book on how to understand wimmin. That book is at least 8,000 pages thick.

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Re: What to do with old books

Postby Queen K » Nov 6th, 2017, 9:20 pm

And neither one of you still haven't read it!
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