Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday, 12 October 2020

Book Recycling

We've had to empty bookshelves to move the furniture for redecorating, and are taking the opportunity to try to re-fit the books without the need to 'double rack'. So instead of hiding some books behind others, we'll simply take them to a second hand bookshop.

A couple of years ago we did that, eliminating duplication between my collection and Sue's collection, by way of a couple of car loads to the charity bookshop in Bakewell that supports Community Transport there.

But first, I thought I'd give readers a chance to 'bag' any they may like. I'd prefer collection from Timperley, but I'll quote for P&P if anyone would like them posted. If you click on a picture you'll get a more readable version. I'll put my email address in a comment at the end of this posting. Some of these books are cracking reads.


Phreerunner said...

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bowlandclimber said...

Get thee behind me Satan...
I'm a sucker for books but I'm resisting any more. I agree about the good reads - Devla Murphy,Eric Newby and Joe Simpson etc.
Great to see all those blue Pelicans, i have a similar collection which I'm loathe to part with,

Phreerunner said...

You are tempting me to extract some of these. I agree with you. Paul Theroux has also given me many happy hours, and I still have a dozen or so of the blue Pelicans that I can't bear to part with. I've kept some books by most of the authors. We still have a room full of them, and far too much to re-read in our lifetimes.
Did you notice that any aspiration to walk the Appalachian Trail has now dissolved. It is hard to say goodbye to those two magnificent tomes, but I have retained Bill Bryson's 'Walk in the Woods'.

bowlandclimber said...

I did wonder about the Appalachian Trail, thought you may have done it. Bryson's book is a classic trecking tale.
I've still kept a couple of guides to The John Muir Trail which I always fancied.

Phreerunner said...

I did once aspire to walk the Appalachian Trail. I'm probably glad to have chosen the Alps in preference.
I have several guides to the JMT, the best one being by Elizabeth Wenk, given to us by Susan and Roy in Connecticut (still awaiting an invite to join them on a JMT trip!).
PS I'm loathe to part with my 'Everest Shelf'! Nor all the Poucher and Wainwright picture books, the duplicate copies of which were part of the Phase 1 clearout.