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Unwanted Books

SlowSong Plus
12 9.4k 30 England
28 Jul 2020 1:05PM
I've just had a sort out due to redecorating and have a few books I no longer want. I'm not asking for payment, but would like them to go to someone with an interest in photography. The problem is, they're very heavy and bulky. I live in Ilford, Essex, so if you live near I could drop them off, or you could collect. The cost of postage and packaging is too much to warrant sending in relation to the value of the items, so I don't want to do that.

Volumes 1-12 (the total output) of Best of Friends. These were yearbooks associated with Creative Monochrome, a black and white magazine edited by Roger Maile back in the "old days" of wetroom printing. A bit tired looking due to age, but maybe an interesting view.

This Empty World, Nick Brandt. I bought it in error as I ordered the wrong book but never got around to sending it back.

I live in the area around Ilford, Essex, so if you live near I could drop them off somewhere.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2343 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2020 6:12PM
Chris, alternatively, if there are no takers here, we had a grand downsizing exercise on books last year and Amnesty International came and collected several boxes of specialist items (foreign language literature in our case). I believe that up here Oxfam will also collect. Both charities have designated book shops, and also sell on line.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.4k 30 England
28 Jul 2020 8:33PM
Thanks Moira. I'll certainly look into alternatives. Smile
SlowSong Plus
12 9.4k 30 England
15 Oct 2020 6:45PM
Well, sadly, no-one wants my set of books so they're off to the tip. I just can't keep everything. Sad
chase Plus
15 2.0k 514 England
17 Oct 2020 12:19PM
That's a shame Chris.
Many of the large supermarkets have a table with donated books for peeps to drop in a small donation to a charity. I know here, my local Tesco does it.
Alternatively put them against the roadside with a big sign that says 'FREE'.
SlowSong Plus
12 9.4k 30 England
17 Oct 2020 12:24PM
Yes, it is a shame. My local Tesco used to do the same but stopped because of 'you know what'. Even my local charity shops have been inundated and you have to book a time to drop stuff off. I doubt they're of much interest to anyone to be honest, and I haven't even looked at them for years myself.

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