Fewer books mean more space (for more books... Wait) but won’t that mean less to read? Not really, nowadays. There are many ways to obtain and read Ebooks, and though they have their doubters it’s one of many options for keeping down the clutter in your own home. It’s a good way to try new books and authors without increasing the pile by your bed, and if there are some classics you love to read then consider getting digital copies instead of paper next time they fall apart.
You don’t have to have a device just for Ebooks, though some of them are things of loveliness themselves, with e-Ink and light levels among other clever advances making for a great reading experience. Your computer can download Ebooks too, and if you have a smart phone then you can read them wherever you are, online or through a variety of clever apps. Ebooks can even open up a world of new authors to you, those who would never have come to your attention through the traditional printing press.
Another option is replacing a few with audiobooks. It’s perfectly possible to replace your excess book pile with an unsightly pile of CDs, but again you can download some really great audiobooks onto your computer, phone or MP3 player, fueling your need for story or information while you do other things with your hands.