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Surplus books — is it possible?

Posted on: December 28, 2007

As the New Year approaches, some people like to think of ways to better their lives, and to some, that means reducing clutter.

But to declutter books — is that really something a book lover wants to do? No, I don’t think so…but the reality is that sometimes we may have to do it.

Over at 43Folders is a post about this very topic, with a link to the original source, a question and long series of rather good answers at Ask Metafilter on “Advice for clearing literary clutter” — although, for me, the asker loses some credibility for even thinking of the phrase “literary clutter”!

What do you think, O Loyal Reader? Is there such a thing as ‘literary clutter’? What does it look like to you? What do you do about it?

Or, as is the point, what are you planning on doing in the New Year to clear some space on your bookshelves (to make room for new books in 2008)?


5 Responses to "Surplus books — is it possible?"

Get more bookshelves … that’s what I plan on doing. 🙂

Happy New Year!

Not always practical…

I too plan to buy more book shelves, for now I’m making use of stack creativity for maximum capacity. I’m compelled to own the books I love. Not practical I understand.

“stack creativity for maximum capacity”

Love it!! I wonder if my husband will buy that rationale?

I usually have a stack of books on my desk. I move them when I need to actually do any work…

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