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Aug 16, 2023

What Books Do I Keep and What Do I Sell?

Woman reading a bookIs your bookcase bulging? Do stacks of books surround you? This might sound like heaven, but if you answered yes to both questions then the likelihood is you’re a book hoarder, but don’t worry you’re not alone!

A selection of hardback books We’re all guilty of keeping books we’ve either not finished or will never read again! Sat collecting dust on a sagging bookcase or in the corner of your living room, what use are they to anyone? The answer is NOBODY! But it doesn’t have to be this way!

If you love books then you won’t want to see them go to waste, which is why you should consider selling the books you no longer need online for cash!

So how can you decide what books to keep and what to keep? Hopefully these tips will offer some much needed assistance…

First decide how many books is too many!

Some people will say you can never have too many books, but in reality this isn’t true!

When you’re struggling for space and your home looks more like your local library than your humble abode it’s time to stop what you’re doing, put down your latest read and consider which books you’re willing to sell!

Which books will you keep or cull?

Man reading bookOnce you’ve reluctantly acknowledged you’ve too many books, it’s time for the tricky bit, deciding which books to keep and which to cull!

Start by identifying the books you didn’t like, didn’t finish or have no intentions of picking up to read ever again! Chances are you’ve quite a few and it’s more than likely they’re worth a bob or two.

If you’re undecided whether you’ll read a certain book again then check to see if your local library has a copy! If it does then you’ll have a back up plan should you get a burning desire to suddenly read a certain book that you’ve parted company with, result!

Check for duplicates too! Don’t be surprised if you find two or even three copies of the same book hidden away! If this is the case then you only need one!

A few reasons why you may decide to keep a book!


  • You want to re-read it
  • You often use the book for reference
  • It’s a book you really enjoy
  • You’re planning on finishing it one day!



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Now you’ve decided which books are surplus to requirements it’s time to head over to our selling basket and make some cash for the books you no longer want!

The service we offer is completely hassle free and it’s the easiest way to get cash for your old books.

So what are you waiting for? Start selling your old books online NOW, who knows you could be sat on a mini goldmine!

For more information on choosing what books to sell and what to keep feel free to call us on 01706 248281


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