Tag Archives: sell books online

Package and Ship


Packaging is an art. Proper packaging, that is. Packaging that will protect the book as it travels to its destination, encountering unknown hazards and mistreatment along the way. USPS and UPS are your partners, but they’re not your friends. It’s your job to prepare a package that can be tossed, dropped, stacked, and bumped and still arrive with its precious contents intact. Continue reading

The Well Stocked Shipping Station


We ship thousands of books, cds, and dvds each year and regularly receive compliments and appreciation for the care we take with each item. It’s not hard to wrap well and it doesn’t take any fancy equipment. It does take a little time and a lot of attention to detail. See the post “Package and Ship” for the how-to. Here are the tools and materials we use. Continue reading

Evaluate and Select


There are good books in every subject matter and some books are valuable in any condition, but let’s leave the exceptional for another discussion. Our purpose is to find the books most likely to sell at a price above what you can realize in your general public sale. If your donations and discards are anything like ours, only a small percentage will be worth your time and effort to sell online. The treasures in those overflowing boxes and bags aren’t quite hidden, but won’t all be obvious either. Continue reading