Bookmooch VS Paperbacksway or What to do with old books?
In an effort to reduce the clutter in my room and make it more habitable, I’ve decided to clean up my bookshelf as well as all of the pile of books that have accumulated around my bookshelf. You buy one book here and two books there and the next thing you know your room is overtaken by books. Seriously though, how did all of those books get there?
I’ve packed up and removed most of my textbooks and binders that were taking up so much shelf space to make room for the other books, but I found some books that I want to get rid of. I think there’s someone out there who will get more use out of my Homer’s Iliad and Plato’s Symposium. I know the two big websites used for swapping books are Bookmooch and Paperbackswap, but I’m still debating on which one I should use.
So I’m seeking your opinion on this and would love to hear what ya’ll have to say.
Which one do you use and what are the pros and cons to it?
Are there any other book swapping sites out there that I’ve missed and should be using?
What do you do with old books that you don’t read anymore?
- Sell them to used bookstores?
- Donate them to the library?
- Give them away to friends and family?