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A helpful guide on how to sell used books online and in person
How to make money selling used books online
How to sell books on Amazon in 2021:  Step-by-Step guide
How to sell books on eBay
ALA Friends Groups Selling Books Online
ALA Resources for Selling Books online
ALA Tips for online book sales
How I bought and sold used books online
Online store for book sales—idea used during the pandemic
Sell your books to Better World Books—how it works

Options for Discarding books (for libraries and Friends)

Better World Books
Discover Books
Use to stock Friends’ Little Free Libraries
Offer to LFL Stewards
Use to refresh libraries at Assisted Living Facilities
Give to NC Correctional Facilities (follow guidelines)
Offer bibles, religious & spiritual books to churches
Offer basic and special diet cookbooks to food banks
Offer books to homeless shelters
Offer material to nonprofit thrift stores and other nonprofits

Selling Old/Antique Books

Old book terms you should know:
https://www.raptisrarebooks.com/antiquarian-and-rare-book-glossary-of-terms-you-should-know/

Wiki-How—valuing old books:
https://www.wikihow.com/Find-the-Value-of-Old-Books

List of websites to help you evaluate old books:
https://www.prattlibrary.org/research/guides/evaluating-old-books

Good description of how to grade the condition of books:
https://flipsy.com/article/7666/old-books-without-isbn-value

List of old books that are wanted—by author’s first name:
https://books.hyraxia.com/rare-books-bought-wanted-first-editions-old

Other Book Sale information

An in-depth look at what/how/why books sell
9 things to know before going to your next (or first) used book sale
The best tips for selling your used books
Book sales dos and don’ts for buyers

The links were last checked in October 2021. Please email the FONCPL webmaster to report any broken links or any additional resources you recommend.

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