Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Difficult Donations

While most of our book donations are run of the mill, we do get larger donations that would seem to be a result of someone's passing. It's difficult. Book Riot has a helpful article on how to deal with your loved one's books. The author's key points are:

  • Start with a keep pile - also ask family/friends if there's books they'd like
  • Flip through every book - you'll be surprised what you'll find
  • Discard damaged books - especially if they're moldy
  • Donate (check the article for suggestions)
  • It's OK to wait - it's emotional
  • Don't feel guilty (wonderful advice in the article)