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  1. #1
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    Tips for a Book-Only Yard Sale?

    I plan to sell all my books after I read them; I'm a fast reader, but there are 600 or more of them, so it'll be at least a year before this happens. Anyway, do you Berries have any tips for a book sale? Or a yard sale in general?
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    Maybe you can put all the different series together and create a sort of library thing....I would defiantly want to come to this, unless you live in NY or something because i live in LA...
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  3. #5
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    Is there a bookstore near you that buys used books? I'm not sure how successful a book-only yard sale would be, as the yard sale crowd tends to be composed primarily of crafters, thrifters, and resalers. If you do have the book sale, an artsy downtown area seems like the best place to do it. Maybe near a coffee shop or something?
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    Definitely advertise in libraries, schools, near to bookshops etc. And try to organise them into categories to make it easier for customers etc. Maybe seel lemonade or cake or something to draw people in too!?

    I donate most of my used books to charity shops, and the good quality ones I give to a brilliant secondhand bookshop near me which gives you store credit in exchange for old books as long as they're in good condition.
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    If you can find a second hand book shop, that is usually the best place- they generally either pay you in cash or give you store credit in my experience. If not, put some ads in your local newspaper and / or surrounding areas a week or two before the sale. That way, you will get the right crowd coming to your sale (trust me, us bookworms flock to anything like that.). Lots of signage, notices at the shops, etc. are really helpful too.

    Just make it very clear that it is books only, and spread the word around a few weeks before the actual sale. As one poster said, organising it into a library layout is helpful too. It can get a bit irritating trawling through boxes to try and find a gem. I enjoy Hope that helped.
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