D-Day is next Friday.
Today I bought ten boxes at the hardware store.
Demurring at hardware-store box prices, I subsequently cadged eleven more boxes from a pleasant fellow at the liquor store. These boxes are in any case more appropriately sized for books, even if they carry a faint and mysterious scent of the grape....
I learned that the local branch of the public library will accept book donations. I loaded up the shopping cart and a couple of carrier bags and now have a tax receipt for 33 hardcover and 55 paperback books (the first of about three or four similarly sized loads, I am hoping). They were excited to get a good haul of newish hardcovers for this weekend's Holiday Book Sale!
(And I can donate clothes, bedding and housewares early next week at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.)
I returned c. 40 library books to Butler.
(I also broke the shopping cart - it is not designed for transporting books!)
I haven't started packing, but I am thinking it might be time to take the plunge.
Hmmmm, tip of the iceberg...