No really...do try freecycle.
Originally Posted by julie128
How do you use freecycle? I just went there to try to unload the books, but couldn't figure out how to post or even how to view anything. Thanks.
You have to see if there is a group in your area, here is the link for all the groups in CA:http://www.freecycle.org/display.php...20West%20Coast
Then you have to join the group (you'll see where it says 'join' or 'go to' to the left of each location), which is usually just done by sending the mod an email, or by signing up. Each group has different rules, read their freecyle etiquette. Then you post a message (see 'post' in the left-hand column) that goes out to everyone that subscribes to the group. If they want it they will respond to you and then you just have to make arrangements for pick-up or drop-off with that person. Warning: once you join you will receive a gazillion emails each day from it, unless you choose a setting where you only receive them once/day.
HOpe that helps.
BTW...I really liked the bookcrossing idea, thanks for sharing to whoever posted that!