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Justin Hoenke <[log in to unmask]>
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Justin Hoenke <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 7 Jul 2022 13:32:19 +0000
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We used Better World Books the last time we had leftovers from a sale (just a few months ago). I've worked with them in libraries in the past and I found them to be a great company to work with, and setting it up their service at Gardiner Public Library was a great experience. They've really got a good system. Highly recommended. You will most likely make nothing from giving your books to Better World Books, but it does clear out the inventory and that's a good thing. If it doesn't sell the first time, it probably won't sell the second time. Better to clear out and move on!

Justin Hoenke (he/him)
Library Director
Gardiner Public Library

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From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Cindy Appleby
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Books after Sales

Our Friends group uses Better World Books. They mail BWB the books they can't sell. I don't know how much money they make from it or the guidelines on what's accepted, but it helps clear out the storage area.

Cindy Appleby
Library Director
Wells Public Library
207-646-8181 x406
From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Soldiers Library <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 3:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [MELIBS-L] Books after Sales

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Often, Salvation Army (call to see if they serve your area) will pick up books, or you can bring them to goodwill (call first because they are short staffed).  I'm not sure if you have Bullmoose Music near you, but they buy books (some).  We sometimes sell some older books on Amazon, but it's very time consuming.
Good question, I have a building full of books that I need to find a home for.
Soldiers Memorial
Hiram, Maine

On Wed, Jul 6, 2022 at 11:24 AM Friend Library <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Good morning, everyone!
> I hope your holiday weekends were restful. I know there were a lot of 
> book sales on the 4th, and wanted to know what solutions are out there 
> for getting rid of large amounts of books after book sales. I have 
> heard there are some services that will come and take them away, but I 
> wanted to ask, what do you do when you have too many books in storage? 
> Any suggestions are more than welcome, thank you!
> Best,
> Catherine
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> Friend Memorial Public Library
> P.O. Box 57
> 1 Reach Road
> Brooklin, ME 04616
> 207-359-2276
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