Are old sets of encyclopedias worth anything?

Are old sets of encyclopedias worth anything?

Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell. Most old dictionaries, references etc., have very little value, a few dollars at most. Encyclopedias dated after 1923 are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures.

What are World Book encyclopedia set worth?

They have no value at all as encyclopedia. You may find someone who can give them to for some sort of craft. Some people carve into them and make sculptures out of such books.

What’s the best thing to do with old encyclopedias?

Recycling encyclopedias Call your local library and ask if you may donate your set to be sold. Put it up for giveaway on If they’re really old — say, more than 100 years — call a rare bookseller and ask if they’re worth anything. Find out if a local recycler takes them.

Where can I donate a set of encyclopedias?

Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc., receive donations of tons of old encyclopedias, dictionaries and reference books but send them to recycling centers or dumps as they cannot use or sell them. You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities.

Can I sell my encyclopedias?

List your Britannica encyclopedias on local online classified sites such as Craigslist. Include your phone number for faster response times or request an anonymous e-mail address for replies. List your encyclopedias on online auction sites such as eBay.

How do you get rid of encyclopedia Britannica?

  1. Donate the encyclopedia set to Goodwill or The Salvation Army.
  2. Before recycling a hardback book, remove the cover and spine and rip it into thinner stacks of paper.
  3. According to Beattie, 9th and 11th Britannica Editions can sell for as much as $300 to $400 per set, if in good, clean condition.

How do you get rid of old encyclopedias?

There are plenty of other places that would love to take the encyclopedias off your hands. Try boxing up your encyclopedias and dropping them off at a local used bookstore. If you’re looking for a more purposeful use for your old encyclopedias, try local schools and libraries.

How much is a complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica worth?

Though a lack of relevance renders most complete encyclopedia set values at less than $75, there are some rare editions that have historical value. Perhaps the most notable is a complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica 11th Edition, published in 1910 and 1911.

How to donate an encyclopedia set?

SylviaO Mar 9,2009,10:59am. I’m wondering if anyone else out there has this problem,and,if so,what do you do about it?

  • tinymouse2 Mar 9,2009,11:48am. Maybe they can be sold or given away at the library,or donated to some organization.
  • tardis Mar 9,2009,11:53am.
  • timepiece Mar 9,2009,12:42pm.
  • SylviaO Mar 9,2009,12:47pm.
  • Are my encyclopedias worth anything?

    If you can find a buyer and negotiate packing and shipping fees that still allow for a reasonable profit, it might be worth selling your encyclopedias. Other factors to consider are condition, edition, supply and demand, and, of course, the time investment required to find a buyer.

    Can you still buy Encyclopedia book sets?

    Encyclopedia Britannica ceased print production in 2012. But World Book lives on. The only official sales outlet is the company’s website. This year’s Berkshire annual meeting is the first