My father died recently and left me his books.
He was a big reader and passionate about space opera. His house had piles of books, boxes of books, shelves broken under the weight of books. He preferred hard cover to paperback, aliens over alternate history.
He was a bit of a horder. My brother and I kept finding new book deposits throughout the house. Books on the delta blues. Books on Native craft and art work. Special orders about the legend of the Wandering Jew (look that up for a fascinating story).
My brother only wanted the complete collection of Carlos Castaneda and told me to take the rest, so now I have around 350 new books in my basement.
Now, space opera is not my thing. I’ve taken out the 50 or so that I want to read or keep bi that still leaves me with about 300. 300 new used books that I will most likely not read.
What do you do with your old books?
Have you ever tried to get rid of a massive piles of books at one time?