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Best place to sell books to in Canberra?

By Watson - 14 November 2012 38

I’m decluttering.

I have a few boxes of books that I want to get rid off.

Can anyone recommend a 2ndhand bookstore that I can sell them to?

Obviously I’m not expecting to get lots for them, but anything is better than nothing atm.

What’s Your opinion?


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Best place to sell books to in Canberra?
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poetix 2:44 pm
14 Nov 12
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Booklore in Lyneham.

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Watson 3:25 pm
14 Nov 12
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poetix said :

Booklore in Lyneham.

Thanks! That’s close to where I am too, so very practical. I’ll just have to watch that I don’t walk out with new books!

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Dante 3:25 pm
14 Nov 12
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Canty’s in Fyshwick is always worth a try. They might not be interested depending on the values individual books, but if you’ve got anything worthwhile they’ll be more than happy to take them off your hands.

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astrojax 3:36 pm
14 Nov 12
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vinnies? make a nice gesture…

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poetix 4:01 pm
14 Nov 12
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Watson said :

poetix said :

Booklore in Lyneham.

Thanks! That’s close to where I am too, so very practical. I’ll just have to watch that I don’t walk out with new books!

I hate getting rid of books too, but I’m at the stage where I can’t find any of them as they’re just in toppling piles around my desk. (Cue JB on the Wonders of the Kindle?)

Also, speaking of wonders, there are some wonderful volumes in the Australian poetry section at Booklore.

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Evil_Kitten 6:52 pm
14 Nov 12
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Beaky’s? Does that still exist? I think that’s them at the Coles entrance to the Hyperdome, not sure if they have any other locations anymore.

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Evil_Kitten 6:53 pm
14 Nov 12
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Or eBay them if you can be bothered!

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voytek3 7:23 pm
14 Nov 12
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Have you considered the rubbish bin like normal people? Why does everyone have to make a buck no matter what?

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Snarky 8:01 pm
14 Nov 12
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voytek3 said :

Have you considered the rubbish bin like normal people? Why does everyone have to make a buck no matter what?

Unlike most other stuff people dispose of, books are rarely “worn out” – what’s changed is that the owner has read them and extracted their value, yet the book itself is often in pretty good condition. Speaking for myself only, I HATE throwing away books that someone else might find of value. I’m happy enough to give them to anyone who wants them, but if I might be able to parlay them into a few bucks (usually to buy more books) well, what’s not to like?

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fabforty 8:39 pm
14 Nov 12
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Donate them to Lifeline. The good you will do is worth far more than the few bucks you might get from a dealer.

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Evil_Kitten 9:10 pm
14 Nov 12
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voytek3 said :

Have you considered the rubbish bin like normal people? Why does everyone have to make a buck no matter what?

“Normal people” pass on books when they’re finished with them. Whether that’s for free or selling them. It’s not about making a buck. Why on earth would you throw perfectly good books in the bin?!

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maxblues 9:23 pm
14 Nov 12
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With the price of electricity as it is, we suggest waiting til next winter and buying a box of matches.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:53 pm
14 Nov 12
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Paper books are for chuds.

Get a kindle.

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cantanga 11:50 pm
14 Nov 12
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Paper books are for chuds.

Get a kindle.

Sure, kindles are great now but soon they will be useless. When the zombie apocolypse happens and there is no longer electricity then all you will have is one lousy kindle, I will have a nice thick hardback to read… and bash zombie heads with.

But back on topic there is also beyondQ books in curtin.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:51 am
15 Nov 12
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cantanga said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Paper books are for chuds.

Get a kindle.

Sure, kindles are great now but soon they will be useless. When the zombie apocolypse happens and there is no longer electricity then all you will have is one lousy kindle, I will have a nice thick hardback to read… and bash zombie heads with.

But back on topic there is also beyondQ books in curtin.

Take a look at this solar charger I prepared earlier for the exact scenario you mentioned.
You are going to be lugging around a single inefficient book while will own a entire library!

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