The beginning of a New Year is a fantastic time to have a good clear out. Filled with the enthusiasm a New Year can bring, it can be very uplifting to rid yourself of things which you have maybe hung on to for longer than necessary.
We often set ourselves goals at this time of year, so why not tackle that forgotten bookshelf that has been gathering dust, or that box of books you brought home from University but haven’t found space for.
Holding on to things can make us feel low. Equally, letting things go can be extremely uplifting! Whether your a striving for a minimalist lifestyle, feel bad for not quite getting round to reading those books you were given for Christmas three years ago, or just want to make room for new things (and my ‘things’ we mean books!), a clear out is the perfect way to start 2018.
So you have sorted. You have purged your collection, and have bravely gathered the books which you are going to let go.
Well, one option would be to donate your surplus books to your local Oxfam Book Shop or charity shop? Oxfam shops are run by volunteers who use their skills and interests to price and display books to the highest standard, to ensure that Oxfam raises as much money to beat poverty as possible. You could also sign up to Gift Aid, and download the My Oxfam app to be kept up to date with how much money your items have raised!
A fantastic way to start 2018, and it also helps Oxfam with our goals too; tackling extreme poverty.
Oxfam Books Petergate in York are currently looking for the following donations:
- Classic Literature
- Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
- Modern Fiction
- Classical and Jazz CDs
Feel free to drop your donations with us at 69 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY, or give us a ring on 01904 652749 if we can be of further assistance.