I have a bunch of books– probably a couple hundred– from my professional/scholarly collection that I want to give away. Most are history (with an emphasis on European and British history), history of science (largely modern, but a respectable smattering of early modern), STS, and contemporary technology and business. Many are duplicates (how did I get three copies of Rheingold’s Virtual Communities and Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities); others are books I’ve carried around for years and realize I will never read again (holla, Renissance Self-Fashioning!); and various others no longer match my current or likely future interests (Bernal’s 3-volume history and Daniel Lindberg’s Rise of Western Science are both great, but I’m not likely to teach intro history of science again).
I would prefer they go to someone in the field– ideally a history or STS grad student or postdoc– rather than just be donated to my local library’s book sale; I don’t want to go through the trouble of putting them up on eBay. Is there an academic equivalent to Freecycle that I can use to connect with some worthy soul (who will agree to pay shipping)?