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I haven't heard much about books being thrown away, but it makes sense that they will, as ebooks take hold. Or, they'll be dumped at thrift stores. When CDs came along, most people got rid of their record collections and bought the same music on CD.[...] Books are getting throwing away by the thousands. Their value has really gone down in the new digital age. I believe in the future books are going to be more valuable, because there will be so few left.
People don't want to carry their heavy books around, especially if they have to move.
If people are recycling books, then we might not hear much about it -- they'll go in the bins with the newspapers and cereal boxes.