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One can never get enough of reading books but sometimes it can be quite a task to physically manage them in an orderly manner. If your book collection is becoming unmanageable, there are apps that can help you get in under control.
Most of us have the habit of maintaining a book collection without truly understanding its value. Sometimes, this may be as a result of you enjoying a hobby or more likely that you don't feel the need to dispose of books that you've enjoyed reading. However, at some point, you might find the practice of valuing book collections important especially if you have been collecting antiquarian books. These books generally have a high historical value depending on the title and the edition of the item. If you have been managing rare book collections for a while now, and feel the need to sell them, it may be a good idea to determine a value for them before looking for buyers.
Furthermore, identifying the retail value of a book collection used to be a tedious task as you had to go to each bookstore to determine its market price. However, with online marketplaces for books such as Amazon or apps such as Bookscouter, you could save time by browsing through the collections and making a note of their retail price. Additionally, selling book collections online is a very convenient way to earn extra money especially if you feel the need to get rid of a certain title. Also, if you own antiquated books, you could sell them for a much higher price. In such a scenario, it might be worth making a trip to a prominent bookstore to determine their value.
More recently, it has been a common practice for many people to maintain a book collection online. Some may argue that given its convenience, it's preferred to have a digital book collection as opposed to maintaining physical copies. This is because apps such as Goodreads easily help to create a book collection based on individual reviews and your preferences. It's a neat little way to keep tabs on what you’ve read versus what you hope to read in the future. Additionally, you could use a book cataloguing app such as Book Crawler to help you compile an easily searchable list of books you own and keep track of them too.
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