Another time I had a temporary position shipping book returns for an outdoor shop: checking publishers' returns policies and boxing up books to be returned.
Books and boxes are my destiny, it seems, even in the supposedly cerebral position of reference librarian. I am responsible for returning books leased from Baker & Taylor, a book wholesaler. We lease quantities of bestsellers from them to fill the initial demand on publication, and return them when they are no longer needed. I remove them from the shelves and pack them up, marking them on an inventory list, and ship them back twice yearly.
1500+ books, 56 boxes, eight trips from the second floor to the garage. Pickup is scheduled for Monday.