LR: You know, we've actually done a lot of the packing already. Here's a local pitch. One of the things we did, which was really great, is we got rid of about half of our books, probably about 400 books, 350 books. We were just going to bring them over to Kiwanis and lug them over and kind of forget about them. But Mary Jean stumbled on an ad for Books by Chance ...
HD: ... okay, I'm not familiar with that.
LR: Actually it turns out it's a couple that I know--I used to go to school with John Weise--and they sell books on consignment by Amazon. So they'll just come over to your house--if you live in Ann Arbor--pick them up, scan them in, send you an email the next day that says which books they can sell and which ones they can't. The ones they can, they'll just sell. We've got a couple hundred bucks already.
LR: And you get to see where they sold, which is this beautiful, frictionless internet commerce that we've heard about. So, hey you know, some guy in Altoona, Pennsylvania, was interested in my book on central Asian history! That's bizarre, but it's kind of fun to see that. And then the rest of the books that they can't sell, they'll donate to Friends of the Library or recycle them, if they can't even donate them. I'm kind of an internet guy and I'm always thinking about stuff like that. It's just fun to see that.
file this under "weeding", and think how this compares with your library's friends of the library book sale.