Green Books?

I started a book reading challenge this year, the “Take a Chance” Challenge that I found on Life…with Books. I’ll write more about the specifics of that later. Today lets focus on the fact that books arn’t all that green… so how do you reduce your impact when your an avid reader? There are lots of options here are just the ones I can think of.

  • Use your library, this one is pretty obvious and if your lucky like me there is one right on your way home.
  • Have a book exchange at work, we have a bookshelf where you can take a book or leave a book.
  • If you and your friend both like the same series and just have to have the new book right now, share it. This not only saves paper it also saves money!
  • Shop used, again saving money and paper. You can shop for used books on Ebay, Amazon, ocal bookstores almost anywhere!
  • When your done with your books, sell them to others.

Humm that is all I can think of do you have any ideas?




8 comments on “Green Books?

  1. We decided to use our library this summer, and we enjoyed it, but they just didn’t have the latest titles we wanted, but I got a Kindle this Christmas, and I LOVE it. I saw some segment on a morning show about how the Kindle is really only greener if you read a lot because it creates a lot of carbon to produce it, I think is what the woman said. She said it is a greener option for people who read 40 books a year. I don’t know where she got that information, but it was interesting.

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  2. Also donate old textbooks (and for those with children) old kids books to charities such as books for Africa.

    If books are in very good condition there is nothing wrong with regifting them (especially if you have a friend who has been dying to read a spefic, like new book you have on hand).

  3. These days, I all my books are ebooks since it’s practically impossible for me to find actual books in English here. I guess reading it on my iPhone might be considered green, right?

  4. I don’t know about all library’s.. but I with our city’s, all you have to do is request a book and they will get it in. Love that! It takes a little longer than just picking it up at a bookshop, but I don’t mind the wait.

    Anymore, we only purchase books and magazines that we read and absolutely love/must have. I don’t like reading on Ebooks/my iPhone, so it brings me great joy to have my fav books on the shelf. 🙂

    Stopping by from the Green Mama Blog Hop!

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