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    Old text books

    We will likely be moving this year. I have numerous older text books from years ago. Math, Science, Physiology, Anatomy, etc.
    Is there someplace that would take them here in Southern MD? They are dated, and I know they are not the current editions.
    I'm pretty certain the local libraries cant use them. Feels almost criminal to throw them out. Any local organizations that might want them?
    Thanks!

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    Facebook Marketplace or the SOMD classifieds?
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    Hard to even give away the old versions of textbooks.

    I would recycle them.

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    Sometimes you can sell old textbooks on Amazon or similar text book purchase/rental sites
    Otherwise I would say they need to go in the recycling bin

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    I gave away most of my old engineering books via Craigslist.

    I've also burned a few text books in the wood stove. Feels strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potomac View Post
    Sometimes you can sell old textbooks on Amazon or similar text book purchase/rental sites
    Otherwise I would say they need to go in the recycling bin
    If they are more than a few years old, and not used at some local intstitution of higher education, recyle the paper.
    Colleges have specific requirements and that turns over more frequently than high schools.
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    Thanks for the comments. Since these are from another century < 1996 > I think my best action would be to recycle them.

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    You can find a nice market for some books on Ebay.

    I sold some of my old textbooks, back then I wanted the $40, recently I bought some of the ones I wish I still had off ebay for a few bucks. Even a heavy text book if sent media mail is cheap, real cheap.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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