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Can one say

a. I mostly sell the books I buy and read, but I sometimes give them away for free.
b. Mostly I sell the books I buy and read, but I sometimes give them away for free.


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a is better, but 'for free' is redundant.
 

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If you're going to use "b", put a comma after "mostly."
 

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Also, if you're going to use b), I'd use the same word order in the second half as the first.

Mostly, I sell the books I buy and read but sometimes, I give them away.

I prefer "usually" and "normally" to "mostly" but yours isn't wrong. In everyday conversation, I'd actually say "I usually sell books after I've read them but sometimes I give them away".
 
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