Update (July 26, 2012): If you wish to join the book swap, send an email to edwin.soriano @ gmail.com with Subject: “I am a Book Swap Seller” or “I am a Book Swap Buyer”.

To my dear personal friends,

I have this principle that if I hadn’t used something for more than 2 years, it’s best to pass it on to other people who could make good use of it.

While I was cleaning my house before the new year, I noticed that some of my books haven’t been re-read for more than 2 years.

Some of these books I bought at the bookstore or at the book sale. Some are books given to me that I’ve read many years ago.  Some are books that I truly cherish and want to keep for future re-reading, but would like lend to other people who would want to borrow.

Books are meant to be read, not kept.

Thus, I present to you a few books to lend and a few books to sell. This is an experiment. When this is done, I’ll tell you what worked and what didn’t work. And I’ll encourage you to lend your books and sell your books as well :-) .

My list of books to Lend includes:
To Lend for 2 months
  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. The heart of a Leader by Ken Blanchard
  3. Staying Up, up, up in a down down world – Zig Ziglar – Love Joy
  4. Strengths Finder by Tom Rath — Tristan
  5. The Journeys of Socrates – Dan Millman
  6. Developing the Leader Within by John C. Maxwell
  7. Only The Real Matters by Francis Kong – Mimel
  8. The Heart of Humor – Raju Mandhyan
  9. Getting Things Done – David Allen
  10. Brillant NLP – Tristan
  11. Pera Mo Palaguin mo 1 – Francisco J. Colayco
  12. Pera Mo Palaguin mo 2 – Francisco J. Colayco
  13. Why we want you to be Rich – Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki (hardbound) – Cla
  14. Personal Development for Smart People – Steve Pavlina (hardbound) – JP
  15. The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield (hardbound)
List of Books to Sell includes:

Each at 50 – 250 pesos or more

  1. The Wealthy Barber – Chilton
  2. Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino – Bob Ong
  3. The Project 50 – Tom Peters
  4. Iacocca, an Autobiography – Lee Iacocca
  5. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom – Suze Orman – Cla
  6. 67 Success Stories — Entrepreneur Magazine Philippines – Lulu
  7. Eleven Minutes – Paolo Coellho – Gigi
  8. Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coellho – Gigi
  9. For One More Day – Mitch Albom – Mimel
  10. The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom – Mimel
  11. Riches in Foreclosures – Dinna Revilla
  12. How to be Really Really Happy – Bo Sanchez
  13. You Can Make your life beautiful by Bo Sanchez
  14. Grow Rich Pinoy! – Larry Gamboa
  15. Cashflow Quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki (ripped copy)
  16. Getting things done – Robert Allen
  17. The Project 50 – Tom Peters
    Each at 5 pesos and Up
  18. 14,000 things to be happy about – Cla
  19. Man of Purpose
  20. God’s little instruction book for leaders
  21. 500 Ways to Change the World – Mimel
  22. Organize your Business Travel
  23. A life God Rewards – Wil Kenyon
  24. God’s Little Devotional Book
  25. What are you Afraid of? – Plonka
  26. Another Shot – Joe Kita
  27. 50 ways to a better life – Andrew Sercombe
  28. Stress Free Life – Sandeep Narayan
  29. Winning Ways – Dick Lyle
  30. Leadership is an Art – Max DePree
  31. The Moon by Whale Light
  32. A Penny Saved – Neal S. Godfrey
  33. How to Develop Self-confidence for Success – PC Ganesan
  34. Get a Financial Life – Beth Kobliner
  35. Use the News – Maria Bartiromo
  36. Internet Jobs for the Rest of Us – Deborah Gallant
  37. A Still Small Voice – Echo Bodine
  38. Youngblood 2.0 – Aruta De Vera
  39. Network your way to your next job – Lowstuter, Robertson
  40. Rizal is my President. 40 Leadership Tips from Jose Rizal  – Almonte (with autographs from the cast of the stage play)
  41. Life is an Attitude – Dottie Billington

Take a look at the books below and see if anything interests you.
Click on the image to zoom in,
or visit the original post at https://www.edwinsoriano.com/books/books-to-lend-books-to-sell .

Books to Lend, Books to Sell
Books to Lend, Books to Sell

How it works:

  1. The books to Lend are only open to my personal friends. I will Lend you any 1 or 2 books for 2 months.
  2. In exchange, I will ask you to buy at least Three (3) of the books in the Sell Section.
    I’ll give you a fourth book for free.
  3. Prices of books in the Sell Section are between P5 to P250 or more (negotiable).
    Name your books and let’s find a win-win price. Madali ako kausap :-) .
  4. First come, first served. Leave a comment of the titles you want for yourself.
  5. *Pick-up only* in Makati area

Why am I doing this?

  1. I want to make space for newer books for me to read.
  2. I want to spread the wealth — Books were meant to be read, not kept.
    Better that they be read by someone who’ll find them useful.
  3. I sell some of my books (as low as P5!) just to make sure that the people who will buy it really want to have it and not get it just because it’s free.

Last notes

  1. If you are a personal friend, you gave me a book and you find it in the list above — fret not, my friend.
    This is my way of sharing to others what you’ve shared to me in the past.
  2. I encourage you, my friends, to share your books as well. Books are meant to be read, not kept.
  3. List of books subject to change without prior notice.

Originally posted at: https://www.edwinsoriano.com/books/books-to-lend-books-to-sell

ka edong
bookshelf refresh

24 thoughts on “Books to Lend, Books to Sell

  1. Have you heard of book crossing? http://www.bookcrossing.com/

    It’s an interesting concept of book sharing. I especially like the thought that these books have history. they cross the world each having been read by a person with his/her own story. It kind of has its own energy.

  2. Hi Mr Soriano,

    I have been looking for a book titled Dessert for the Angels by Andrew Maria Almonte, I liked the book so much and started buying several of them for friends as gifts, I ended up not having a copy for myself, I had a hard time looking for a copy and I have visited Christian bookstores for it, but no luck, i see that you a list of book that are currently for sale. Do you think you have the book I was looking for? I have tried looking for it in the net, i feel so hopeless

    Thank you and more power!

    Sincerely,

    Joni

  3. Hi Edwin,
    Is the book Riches in Foreclosures by Dinna Revilla still available? How much is it?

  4. sir,

    available pa ba mga to?

    1. The Wealthy Barber
    2. Nine Steps to Financial Freedom
    3. How can you make your life beautiful
    4. Grow Rich Pinoy
    5. 14,000 things to be happy about
    6. A penny saved

  5. I’m really looking for 14,000 things to be happy about.
    Can i buy it please? desperate here.

  6. Thank you very much for this informative article. It is not very often that you can find someone that actually sounds like they know what they are posting about on this content. I have saved your site, and I look forward to reading more. Thank you!

  7. JojieAnn,
    you know what … there’s a book being sold in FullyBooked at Bonifacio High Street (same level as starbucks 3rd flr). It’s a happiness diary (if i remember correctly).
    In this book, YOU create your list of thing YOU’RE happy about ;-) . One line per day.
    You might want to buy that ;-)

  8. Hi, going out on a limb here but is David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” still for sale? I found your site only today. Been trying to locate this book for the past few weeks. Our local National Book Store here in the province doesn’t carry the title. Thanks you, God bless. – FB

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