Thursday, October 18, 2012

Book Purge


I decided to sell a lot of books that I either will never read or have no motive to read again. 


The picture above has innocuous titles on top, since I don’t want to offend anyone.  But that was just the start.  In addition to the books in the pictures, I took two grocery bags full of books to a used book store. 

Partly, this was to reduce clutter and organize my place.  But it’s also partly due to the notion that e-books are the future, and I should try to mainly buy books in that form for my Kindle, which will take a lot less space.  In a previous entry, I discussed how some professionals in the field think the mass-market paperback will go away.  So, as some old science fiction and fantasy titles become available in that format, I should sell the paper versions and order the digital versions. 

This is hard, since I think of the paper form as “real” books.  I’ve said that to people at work who use e-readers, and they agree with me.  And anecdotal evidence suggests most teens want paper books, not e-books.  It will be a younger generation, who are toddlers right now, who will think of the digital format as normal.  

3 comments:

Connie Keller said...

I've cleaned out my shelves too. But I tend to take my books to a used bookstore, which gives me store credit and then I come home with more books. :)

MrMark said...

I definitely have to tell myself to not buy any books at the used bookstore, when I go there to sell. Counter-productive.

Morgan said...

Ohhhh... I SO need to clean out my books! And even though I read a lot digitally, I still think of paper books as "real" books too ;)

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