frugaltype wrote:as does the local humane society.
I suppose if the dog can eat your homework he can eat your paperbacks just as well.
frugaltype wrote:jebmke wrote:bUU wrote:Libraries are increasingly declining donations of old paperbacks. There is a cost associated with storing them and such. Around here, a clearer path is donating to religious institutions for fairs/bazaars/sales and such. Our church has noted, especially, a dearth of donations in the last two years, presumably stemming from the transition of many people to e-readers, so whereas five years ago we would have had some standards on donations in terms of condition and such, just to keep the donations within the realm of what we could legitimately present for sale during our fall fair, now we'll take anything since we've actually had to reduce the footprint of your book sale area due to how much fewer books we have to sell.
Our library still takes them. But I also donate stacks of paperbacks to our local Senior Center.
Our local libraries take them, as does the local humane society. They sell them for fifty cents. The library has a large bookshelf at the entrance stocked with these, and periodically has a fill a grocery bag with books for $1 total sale. Volunteers stock the shelf and run the sale.
Some doctors' offices have a free book section in their waiting room.
Don't forget that paperbacks can go into paper recycling free.
TallBoy29er wrote:if you fly a good bit, paper is nice b/c you can use it during takeoff/ascent/descent.
Mudpuppy wrote:TallBoy29er wrote:if you fly a good bit, paper is nice b/c you can use it during takeoff/ascent/descent.
But that's only about 10 minutes. One should be able to occupy ones own mind for 10 minutes without external stimuli. It's also the most dangerous part of the flight, so being aware of one's surroundings rather than buried in a book might be a good idea.