In the end, we left our books at Oxfam.
The first second-hand bookshop we went to accepts books only for free, which I think is a great idea, since they sell them for 1 to 4 EUR and their shop is HUGE, so I guess they are able to make many people happy ALMOST for free. I like that.
But our books were in a really good condition, two of them were new, and I wanted to stick to the donation option I had decided on beforehand: to sell books and donate the money, preferably to Red Cross or similar.
The second bookshop was way outside the Big City and it had such dismal looks about it I wouldn’t have left my books there at any price, anyway, so I didn’t mind it being closed at all.
So we went to Oxfam. They took all our 64 books and I bought a MOST beautiful blouse for 7,50 EUR 🙂 which means someone will get a small donation from two Saturday booksellers.
At home, we were left with some space for new books and also, my I-Love-To-Tidy-Up Gene got such a boost I declared straight away I was going to do our cellar. Which meant my hubby had to sort through and discard his things first, which he did. It turned out he didn’t mind spending a Sunday afternoon in the cellar, tidying up 😯 …
Well, the canoeing season is arriving and there won’t be enough time for my Tidy-Up-Love gene to act up, so it’s OK we’ve done that already…