Reading books - options please

Hi there

We would ideally like to make some money from lots of books we have. Quite a number are in great condition.

We have banged out heads together on options and possibly ruled out eBay, Amazon and the like as we have too many and ideally would like to get rid of them altogether.

We have thought about our local market and bookstalls.

Are there any other options out there - maybe a book equivalent of musicmagie?

Thanks for reading
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  • ailuro2ailuro2 Forumite
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    have you thought about swopping them on bookworm?

    Since you obviously read a lot, it would save money on buying books, rather than making money selling them...
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  • joolsyboolsjoolsybools Forumite
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    Car boot?

    Otherwise you might want to consider doing some swapsies on Read it Swap it - I think they have a section in the forums on giving books away. Obviously no money in it for you though.

    Do you have a local second hand bookshop near you that might take them off you for a price?
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    veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    edited 6 February 2011 at 8:48PM
    Thanks so far - wasnt aware of any of these two sites.

    Anymore options please?

    Edit - what is bookworm pls?
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    Just edited so I get the email notifications!
  • caz74caz74 Forumite
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    You could also try greenmetropolis - you get £3 for every book you sell - buying books costs £3.75 each so again a good way to save on buying.
  • Sublime_2Sublime_2 Forumite
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    For rare ones go to a specialist 2nd hand book seller. I know someone who got £120 for a rare book, I bought him as a gift,and wanted to sell on after reading.

    For general everyday books, ebay makes a fast sale.
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    caz74 wrote: »
    You could also try greenmetropolis - you get £3 for every book you sell - buying books costs £3.75 each so again a good way to save on buying.

    Caz - many thanks for this - This is who I have gone with.

    Greenmetropolis.com seem to be ethical and I may may make a poind or so on each book.

    Thanks again
  • veryintriguedveryintrigued Forumite
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    Update - bought two books and made my first sale last week using the Greenmetrolis.com website. All arrived fine. Very slick website - thanks for recommending.
  • MrPhotonMrPhoton Forumite
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    Have you tried www[dot]abebooks[dot]com? They buy & sell used books
  • Update - bought two books and made my first sale last week using the Greenmetrolis.com website. All arrived fine. Very slick website - thanks for recommending.

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    So now you've got one more book than you started with....

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    I buy & sell on Green Metropolis as well, and the same thing keeps happening to me. I have no fewer books than when I started out!

    Another great website is www.readitswapit.co.uk - list your books, and then swap with someone if they've got one you want - just costs you the postage. If the other person hasn't got anything you want, you just reject the swap. Again, no actual decrease in the number of books you have though!
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