Both Fran and I are avid readers, I usually have 5 on the go, dipping into one and reading a chapter and then going on to the next for variety.
When we first came to Belford we attended the libraries at Berwick and Alnwick and always took out the maximum number of books .We moved from a larger two storied, 3 bedroomed house in Lincolnshire to a smaller 2 bedroomed bungalow in North Northumberland (as Fran couldn't manage the stairs anymore and our children had flown the nest)
We got rid of a shed load of books as we just didn't have the space and gave them to local charity shops and was only after mentioning this to our new neighbour that we realised we had made a boo boo.when she mentioned all about Barters .
To cut this long story short (about time I hear you all cry!) we now have a credit of £200 and we use it as a library, taking books back, receiving credit for them and buying books using the credit we have amassed. It is wonderful in the winter as it is in an old railway station, the fires are always blazing in the waiting room area and the buffet has good grub - it makes for a good day out.