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I have lots of books, mainly paperbacks as well as English teaching books, which I need to find a home for.
I suppose there isn't really a market for second hand books, unless I have a garage sale.
Any ideas?

adds

Alternatively, you can donate them for good cause.
Action aid book sale @ stonemanor

Mar 26, 2016 08:36
kasseistamper

I'll gladly take them off your hands, read them and then pass them on to a charity for sale. English teaching books can go to my local library.
Contact me at kasseistamper (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk.
TIA

Mar 26, 2016 08:39
Anonymous

I will shortly be starting my English Teaching course in Switzerland.
If the English teaching books are free, please send them to me.
My email address is: nathnoel@bluein.ch
My postal address is: Rue des Granges 5, 1870 Monthey, Switzerland
Thank you. Nathalie NOËL

Mar 27, 2016 15:02
Isobel

Hi,

I wouldn't mind having a look at some of the books if possible?

Thanks,
Isobel

Mar 27, 2016 16:11
yttap

The Salvation Army has a depot in Bvd, d'Ypres, near the Canal. They house homeless men, give them work, and help refugees and asylum seekers. They have a warehouse where all types of goods are sorted and sold on for very little money.

Mar 29, 2016 09:23
alittlerisky

There are at least two places in Central Brussels that will happily buy English novels/books, maybe even teaching book, as long as they are in very good condition.

1. Evasions, somewhere south of Bourse, on rue du Midi. Pay decent prices, but very picky abut condition and even the books themselves. Overly popular books (Michael Crichton etc) they may not take as they have to many already. You need to get there before 11.30am Mnday to Friday to sell.

2. Pele-Mele: south of Bourse on Bvd Lemonnier (I tihnk, just head south on the main Rogier-De Brouckere, Bourse, Annessens avenue), its on your right after Annessens. Less picky, but dont pay as much as Evasions. Buying time is opening hours Mon-Sat.

Whan I'm paring down my library, I take all the books I want to sell to Evasions, sell what they'll take, then try to get rid of the rest at Pele Mele. Pele Mele will also take anything they dont buy and recycle, to avoid you having to lug them home again.

There's a bookshop called Nijinski, somewhere just off Rue du Bailli (Avenue Louise area) where I've sold a bunch of books too, bit more upmarket and intellectual than the other two.

Mar 29, 2016 13:16
alittlerisky

Alternatively, I also put a "question" on here that I had a library of 8000+ books and wanted to get rid of some. Left phone number for people to contact me and come round to my place to browse and buy. Sold mostly at 50 cents to 2 euros...

Mar 29, 2016 13:20
newonline

I have been away for Easter and have just looked at the replies for books which are surplus to my needs.
Thank you to all who replied. I am very grateful for the different ideas.
I shall mull them over and decide what to do.
Much as I would be happy to let you have the teaching books Natalie, Switzerland is some distance away and I have a rather large quantity. too many to send by mail.
I may well contact a copuple of you after the easter hols.

Mar 29, 2016 15:51
CC_R

chariry book sale for serve the city which used to be action aid is in June as usual stone manor June 11th

Mar 31, 2016 21:38
cmabey

You could also donate them to the Oxfam bookshop at;

Rue Vanderkindere 248, 1180- Uccle; Téléphone : 02/344 98 78

They have a pretty reasonable number of English books, and of course sell them for a good cause.

Apr 5, 2016 17:36