Textbooks

>> Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What do you do with your no-longer-needed textbooks?

Me, I tend to keep them ... although I did clear some out today while I was reorganizing bookshelves... just not any from my university studies - it was some old and now pretty much obsolete computer texts that I finally managed to part with. From back when I did my diploma in Computer Programming.

My English texts are mostly keepers - at least for now... although I do seem to have multiple copies of some, so I could presumably thin those out a bit, I suppose. If it wasn't so gosh-darned expensive to mail books to the US I'd have a contest, maybe!

At least in English, they don't become obsolete! When I think of how much I paid for some of those computer texts... yikes!

6 comments:

  • Kelly B
     

    I have kept the majority of mine. I got rid of the math and science text books from college, but the english, history, religion and other social science books are on my shelves.

    Kelly

  • Patricia Rockwell
     

    Well, when I was teaching I sometimes sold unused textbooks to booksellers who would visit my office frequently. When I retired, I donated most of my textbooks and research books to my department or students in my department. Even so, once I arrived here at my new home, I still found I had more academic books than I really had any need for.

  • Sherri
     

    I kept some, but ones I knew I would never look at again I sold on Amazon.com. Way better than what the college bookstore would buy them for!

  • Stephanie B
     

    I kept most of mine. Basic science doesn't change much

  • flit
     

    I used to love it when profs left copies of books they didn't need out for us at the college I went to ... found some real gems in the piles.

  • Phyl
     

    I've pretty much kept all of mine. I've been astonished, over the years, at how often they've actual been useful to me -- even the ones I thought I'd never touch again.

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