We had a discussion about what to do with all of the books when the couple has passed away. I suppose the first thought many people might have is to give the books to a public library. My clients told me that they had spoken with their local library, which had politely declined to receive the vast majority of the books. So where can a testator donate these books? What options does an executor have when tons of books are to be disposed of and the family members don't want them?
Yesterday I participated in a Twitter chat hosted by CBC Books in which several chatters made wonderful suggestions of places that happily accept book donations. The suggestions are:
- your own office (for business books)
- military hospitals
- women's prisons
- women's shelters
Hopefully this information will come in handy for someone who is trying to clear out a personal library and doesn't have the time to research donees.