Help brehomingb books


Nov 28, 2011
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Hello all...

I was wondering if any of you good people had any ideas on how best to 're-home' some books?

My dad died recently, and my mum and me need some ideas of how to best redistribute his books. They're too specialist and there's too many of them for our local second hand bookshops and neither of us can face selling them off one by one.

There's a whole load of Titanic books, plus his other interests; mostly military history (H.M.S Hood, Spitfires, Victoria Cross, Rorke's Drift).

We don't want money for them, just to see them go to somewhere where they'll have a chance of being appreciated and we'd be happy to give them away to anyone who could come and collect them. We're in north Cornwall.

I should mention that most, if not all, the books have my dad's handwritten footnotes and corrections in (he was a stickler for accuracy and detail!) and I know that's usually a no-no for second hand books, so I don't know if bookshops would be interested or not.

If anyone has any ideas or would like more details (numbers and titles of books for instance), then please let me know.

Please accept my apologies if I've broken any forum rules or posted in the wrong place.
 
Jan 27, 2011
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Hi Helen, What Titanic related books did your dad have? There are a few that I am looking for. Do you have to be a local to obtain any of the books? Also, did your dad have any old seamen discharge books from early 20th century? Thanks!

Michael
 
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I can get a list of titles in the next few days, if you would like? You don't have to be local, I just don't know how much they'd cost to post.

No, I know there's no discharge books among his collection, I'd have remembered that!
 
Jan 27, 2011
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Hi Helen, thanks for your quick reply. If you could provide me with a list that would be great! If there would happen to be any that I would be interested in I would deffintly pay postage, not a problem. Just as long as you would be willing to mail them over to the states. Thanks Helen!

Michael

[Moderator's note: This thread, originally posted in an unrelated topic has been moved to the one, which is discussing the same subject. JDT]
 
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Bookshops tend to want books which haven't been marked, annotated by the owner or damaged in any way, but if you can't find a buyer, you could try sounding out a nearby library. They might have similar issues, but it never hurts to ask.
 

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