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drjhh's avatar

Where can a person buy books by the pound to resale?

Asked by drjhh (7points) May 9th, 2011

Is there a place on the west coast?

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BarnacleBill's avatar

are you looking to export them out of the US or resell inside the US?

WestRiverrat's avatar

Check with some of the local libraries. When they get new books in they often need to sell some of the old ones to make room for the new.

lillycoyote's avatar

@bea2345‘s link couldn’t have been more spot on, certainly but @WestRiverrat suggestion is very much worth looking into also, checking with your local libraries. One of the libraries in my area holds a 3 day used book sale twice a year. The sell books, posters, CD, tapes, books on tapes and CDs, DVDs all sorts of stuff. Some of it is donated and some culled from their collection. There is a preview day for card carrying, dues paying “Friends of the Library,” they get first dibs on the good stuff; day 1 and 2 are open to the public and day 3 is “Buck-A-Bag Day:” any amount, number and poundage of books, of what’s left that you can stuff into a standard brown paper grocery bag costs you a buck and that’s quite a few pound of books for just a dollar. My MO is that if, on Buck-A-Bag Day if I can find one book that’s worth a dollar to me the rest of the bag is basically free so I always find a few more that I might as well get. I would take all the books if I room and the time to read them but since they are basically free I can at least take the time to take them home and decide whether or not they belong in the “permanent collection” before I pass them on…

answerjill's avatar

Maybe your local recycling center? They might even give them to you for free.

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