In the anticipation of possibly moving this summer we are starting to downsize. The first step was our boxes of books. We sorted through all the books visible on our shelves and in the boxes dedicated to books. I am positive that there are books stashed elsewhere through the apartment in various boxes, but those will be dealt with at another time.
I started weighing the books as I boxed them up. I was up to 180 pounds (and seeing the massive pile of nursing textbooks awaiting to be moved) before I gave up. My estimate of the total poundage was somewhere in the ballpark of 250 pounds. Here are a couple of pictures of the main stack of standard books (and a few nursing text books). There is a large box behind the back left stack filled to the brim with books and other nursing text books).
After almost throwing my back out on a number of occasions and ripping a massive hole in the back of my jeans, I took the books to Half Price Books, where I waited for 45 minutes for them to scan all my books. I received 121 dollars for all the books. Not too bad, I'd say.
Oh - and I must add if you see a book in the piles there that you gave me as a gift, the only thing I can tell you is that I probably read it and certainly loved it; and my selling it is just a way of sharing the wealth. The gift that keeps on giving, right?
Good reading (and selling),
Plants and Books