I've always loved books, and just bought books whenever I felt like it - on the basis that a book was always a good thing to have. Now, with a load of books (many unread) in my house and in storage, I'm facing the realisation that maybe I'd be better off getting rid of most of them. Paying to store books is insane - 'cos pretty quickly you end up paying the replacement cost of the books just to store them. I'm also not reading as much these days, and when I do want to read a book I quite like the convenience factor of it being in electronic format (Kindle, PDF, iBooks etc.). I've already converted a lot of my technical bookshelf over to PDF versions (I threw out all my O'Reilly books as new versions were published, and now own all of them on PDF). I've kept all my old novels though... and even though I may not read 'For Whom The Bell Tolls' again, it kind of disturbs me to get rid of it. I'd like to move towards a minimalist environment though - with most of my media in digital form. I feel I need to get over this attachment, and just start to get rid. Has anyone else faced this? Anyone got rid of their books entirely? Any tips on getting rid of books in a 'humane' way? (selling on Amazon just seems like more trouble than it's worth... life is too short to do all that data entry and mailing for less than a pound a book).