Unclutterer has some interesting advice for booklovers dealing with "book clutter":
Getting rid of books can be incredibly tough to do, but can also be rewarding. When I left Orlando, I got rid of well over 100 books. Nearly all of them were either books that are readily available in most public libraries or books that I thought I'd have little chance of reading or referring to again. I haven't missed a single one.
After deciding which books should go, there are many resources available to you. I’ve used or read positive reviews about the following services: Powell’s, my local used bookstore, half.com, PaperBackSwap.com, donating to the local library used book sale, BookMooch.com, BookScouter.com, and donating to charities that want specific types of books (nursing homes, literacy programs, etc.).
- Don’t keep more books than you can fit on available bookshelf space.
- Don’t keep books for the sole purpose of impressing other people.
- Get rid of any book you’ve read, don’t plan on reading or referencing again, is in the public domain, and can be found in its entirety online.
- If you live near a public library or a used bookstore, try to think of these places as an extension of your personal collection.
Now if only I could make some progress with all that paper...