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  • Allison R. 1 month ago
    I've just recycled an entire small book as post cards. I'm sure Recycle Bank feels some type of way about sending paper across the country as a novelty. But if you're going to do it anyway, two pages of encyclopedia grade cardstock combine nicely into a postcard. At least that's less bad than having new ones manufactured and shipped to you. The only other things encyclopedia page postcards need are stickers you probably already own, and a heartfelt message in a bold colored Sharpe marker.
  • Julie A. 1 month ago
    Gave mine away on craigslist. The recipient seemed really grateful to have them!
    • Allison R. 1 month ago
      I was given my hard backed books for a statement bookcase. Even if I bought them for $1 each, I would have had to have spent at least $75 to achieve what I was given. Is a statement bookcase pretentious? Maybe. But it looks fantastic (the bookcase itself was gonna get thrown out!) and they didn't end up in a landfill. So really, everyone wins. But they make me happy every day, even though I'll likely never read 90% of them as I do not need to know how to repair 1960s TV sets.
  • Stefani W. 2 months ago
    Freecycle and the NextDoor app are great resources as there are often homeschoolers seeking resources. I have gotten rid of several sets this way.
  • Kate G. 2 months ago
    please give them away or sell to people that need them , do not destroy or throw away
  • joanna l. 3 months ago
    Maybe old textbooks would be of interest to someone who took a certain subject in college like biology or geology
    • Allison R. 1 month ago
      I have a prized Red Cross guide from the 50s. It has some advice in it that is fairly questionable, today. Sometimes a book's archaic data is its very novelty.
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