What do you do with the print books you've already read? I reread very few books, so if I keep them that means they're extra special to me.
I'm ruthless what I cull. I always keep books friends have given me--especially if they've been autographed. I also keep a few of the classics like 'Brave New World' and 'Sarum'. My copy of Sarum is starting to look pretty bad though. It might be time to replace it.
My genre-loving friends might sneer at me, but I'm also a fan of modern literary work. Not all of it, but a few tomes.
Despite the size of my home and all the shelf space it affords me, I still run out of room to store any more books. Once a year, I donate the ones I know I won't read again.
Women's shelters are great destinations for read books, as are libraries if the book is in excellent condition and in demand.
Nothing gratifies me more than to know a book will be read again. I think that's why I prefer to donate rather than resell them at stores like Half Price Books.
If I happen to have more than one copy of a book, (this happens if I inherit them at writers' conferences) I like to leave them at doctors' or dentists' offices--especially books like anthologies where you only have enough time to read a short story.
I'll always be grateful to the person who left behind 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' at the hospital while I was waiting for hubby to get out of surgery.
For me, as long as the book finds a good home, I'm content. I hope the books I donate bring as much enjoyment for the new owners as it did for me.
What do you do with all the books you've read? Are you a hoarder or a spreader?