Can a Kindle handle large numbers of books?

So I have about 2500 books on my Kindle Keyboard, it’s barely using half the 4GB flash space, but I’ve started to get dialogue boxes telling me to delete things from ‘Home’ to make more memory available.

My first thought was to delete any books I’m not likely to read and download them to my Kindle for PC app instead. But I went to the archived books in Kindle for PC assuming I could CTRL+A to select them all and then mass-download them and… I can’t. I have to go through five hundred books manually selecting download on each one. I went to my Kindle account on Amazon and… have to go through five hundred books manually selecting a menu option and then selecting which Kindle to download to. Is there any way to tell it to download everything that’s not already downloaded?

Then I went back to the Kindle itself. The obvious books to delete are the oldest ones that I haven’t read or put in a collection to read. But there are over 200 pages and there doesn’t seem to be any ‘go to the last page’ option, I’d have to click through over 200 pages to get to the least recently opened books. Is there any way to do that?

Of course at that point it appears I have to go through three screens to delete each one so that will still take hours. I could delete the oldest files via USB, but then I’d also lose any old files that I have put in a collection.

Have Amazon just never considered that someone might actually want to fill up the 4GB of flash that they give you in the Kindle?

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