Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Maybe I Should Be a Bookseller!

I started my Etsy vintage shop in September as a way to handle the wealth of "stuff" from years of collecting, donations from family members who were downsizing, and inheritance.  Based on my sales, I don't think I have to worry about running out of inventory any time soon.

In addition to knick-knacks, housewares, and home decor, though, we inherited a lot of books this year.  Don't get me wrong, we are a bookish family.  We love books.  We have books in my office, in the den, in the attic, by the beds.  But I'm talking a lot of books.  Maybe as many books as we already owned over again.  My husband's uncle was a retired drama professor.  I'm guessing we now have some 200 books just of plays, theater techniques, actor autobiographies, and so on.  And come Friday, all those drama books will be heading to their new home.

drama collection
The theater department at our local university has agreed to send a few strong, young students over in a van to collect the books for their department library.  This is a win-win all around.  The books leave our dining room before Thanksgiving (!), the theater department gets a lot of free books, and I believe our uncle would be happy to know that his books will be available to students who will appreciate and use them.

Now about the rest of these . . .


  1. Thats a really kind thing to do...The others..well...maybe have a yard sale or just move to a bigger house!

  2. What a great thing to do with the books. And they are going to come and get them! Good deal. Now you can fill that buffet with Thanksgiving desserts! Yes, desserts!

  3. I "collect" books, too! I have a few boxes of them that need a home. Thanks for the inspiration to get creative!


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