I admit, I like to keep books. Even those I’ll never reread. They have information, fun stories, excitement and knowledge. It’s hard to give that away. (Plus I love book stores and libraries – what could be cooler than having one in my house?) But as Seth Godin says:
Hoarding books makes them worth less, not more.
Paperbackswap and Amazon have made it much easier for me to give away books. When I list my book with Paperbackswap I know it’s going to to someone who’s going to read it – someone who really wants to read it. And with Amazon around, I know I can get a copy of the book again tomorrow if I need it.