Should You Keep Old Encyclopedias?

Are old encyclopedias worth keeping?

Determining the value of a set of encyclopedias or even a single volume isn’t exceedingly difficult, but there is market variation.

As one bookseller puts it, the value of a book is whatever someone will pay for it.

And the fact is, most encyclopedia sets aren’t worth much at all.

Should I throw away encyclopedias?

Fortunately, several options exist for disposing of the entire set without throwing them in the trash. Donate your old encyclopedias to a local school or library. Even if the school or library cannot use the books, they can sell them at school or library fundraisers. Give them to a playhouse or theater.

What should I do with an old set of encyclopedias?

By taking the right steps, you can recycle your encyclopedias easily.

  • Check first with your local library or school district to see if you can donate your encyclopedias.
  • Call your local recycling plant.
  • Try giving them away online.
  • You can also use your old encyclopedias as a craft project.

Does Goodwill accept old encyclopedias?

Encyclopedias. These items are not saleable in our stores and cannot be recycled. Mattresses and box springs. Goodwill does not sell household units in the stores due to state laws requiring them to be sanitized.