In the future I will have fewer books. But meanwhile, isn’t there always time for books?
I’ve been selling books on Amazon since 2012, but took stock last week and saw I had three bookcases full of books still waiting for their new homes. Now that I’ve unpacked the last box of books from the basement, I took a hard look at what I had listed on Amazon.
In some cases, as time passed, other sellers listed copies of books for much less than I had, so prices had fallen below my minimum. The time had come to downsize my books for sale.
- The project — close the listings and donate books that are least likely to sell.
- The goal — measure my progress by freeing up a bookshelf.
The result ? Here’s the “Fiction” case, after consolidation and two trips to the library with donations…
Now that I have an empty bookshelf I have to hurry up and get it out of the house, so there’s no temptation to fill it up again. Next project: investigate consignment stores.
I’m still selling books, just with a lower inventory than before. Meanwhile, I’ve been so busy that my post on the category “Future” didn’t get written until it was “Past”…
I could never have imagined a future in which I’d have too many books — what about you?