I finally forced myself to take a serious look at the book collection. This is just the books in my studio, not anything from the rest of the house! It's scary. The shelves have been over-flowing for a long, long time. Too many times, I've managed to acquire duplicates. My interests have changed, yet books have not moved on when they no longer suited my activities. It's time for a change!
Getting rid of books is not easy, if one is not willing to drop them at the local thrift store. I can't do that, not with this many books, many of which are brand new, unread and still, really wonderful!
Listing them in e-bay is a pain in the neck. Likewise for Etsy. For now, I'm just listing them on a page on this blog, in a table format with prices. It will be interesting to see if any of them move! In a couple of months, I'll look at going back to the e-bay store arrangement, if necessary.
I just really want my shelves to be neat and orderly again, or at least to have room for all that I need them to hold. Once the books are under control, next will probably be the sewing patterns. I think I've reached my breaking point, being tired of being overwhelmed every time I set foot in my studio. Time to say enough already. This has got to end!