For the most part, we like to hold onto books. We loan them freely, but rarely get rid of them. However, every Spring when we do the "big clean" and tackle the bookshelves, there are always a few paperbacks we decide to part with. Sometimes we donate to the library and on occasion we've even tried to sell them to the local used bookstore. For those of you who are in the same boat, we just found a new way to part peacefully with your used books ...
Better World Books is an online organization that will buy your books back from you. Using their site, you can input your book info, get a price quote, and then print pre-paid shipping labels.
According to the organization's press release, Better World Books keeps books out of landfills (who throws books away, we ask?!), gives a percentage of their revenues to literacy programs worldwide, and they even offset every shipment at carbon.org.
Has anyone tried this service? We'd be interested to hear about the experience.