There is something pitiable about books on sale. The brashness of neon stickers making everything - jewels and rabble alike - of the same worth. I wonder that were books able to cry, would they be bleeding now? Would they be leaking ink from creaking spines, saddened by their fall from graceful shelves into cardboard bargain boxes, anxious about their futures? When once upon a time, a girl may have smoothed her hands over a book cover, hoping to own it, longing for the money she doesn’t have. When once upon a time, this book might have been a special treat to save up for, something to look forward to, something to smile about on the train ride home. When it was one of the many beating hearts in the complication of bookstore anatomy. The life and soul of it; a desire. It is now something that its flesh and bones cannot wait to be rid of. I am finally starting to understand the pledge to read the written word; it does not stem from the fear of becoming obsolete. It is the fear of forgetting.
Got Books? Want Books?
Your wallet is empty, while your shelves are crammed so full of books you couldn’t fit another one in if you tried—or they’re just full of books you never plan to read again. In an effort to get rid of them, you could try selling on Amazon.com or Ebay—but that can be a hassle, and the site will take out a chunk in transaction fees. Why not avoid the trouble entirely, by cutting out the middleman?
Not to mention, although you don’t want them yourself anymore, we know you love your books and want them to find a good home. What better home than your fellow bloggers?
The Tumblr Used Bookstore is a place you can go to post your offer. Or browse the books put up for sale or swap by genre, title, or author. Because sellers here set their own prices, you can cut whatever deal makes you both happy—rather than trying to cover overhead like fees.
What you can do:
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