Even in an age of digital reading, printed books are still in demand and can be donated if you're ready to make room on your bookshelf at home. The rule of thumb for donating books is this: If the book was published three years ago or less, donate it to your local library, which will resell the book at a fundraiser to raise money for its valuable work. If the book is older, donate it to a Salvation Army or Goodwill store, which will resell the book in-store. Either way you donate your books, be sure to get a receipt for tax-deduction purposes.
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