Is There A Market For Old World Book Encyclopedias

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. I have a set of World Book Dictionaries 24 volumes. The copyright is Is there any value for these?

By heli. Most old dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

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You can check online for old book collectors, on Craigslist and other retail sites for possibilities. Everything is now online and updated constantly. But that's just the price they're listed at. That doesn't mean they actually sell for that. They don't. Advertisement Most old Encyclopedias, with the exception of something extremely rare, aren't worth the cost of shipping them to a buyer. Does anyone know please the approximate value of era The World Book Encyclopedia set in decent condition?

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

I believe one volume is missing. Thank you in advance. Older sets are many times even difficult to give away because they are difficult for even thrift stores to sell. All the information contained in these books is old and outdated.

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

The books are now online and updated all the time. Advertisement If the books were published in instead of they would be worth something today.

What do you do with old encyclopedias?

I have an ex-library set of 22 volumes of the World Book in excellent condition. How can a non-profit group market the set to make the most money for a public library? I listed the links so you can see that placing a value on a set like this is not an easy task as the true value is what someone will pay. I hope you can realize a nice price as libraries are always in need of extra funds.

I have the set of World Book encyclopedias with study guide. It is time to let them go are they worth anything?

Finding the Value of Old Encyclopedia Sets

I have a set of World Book encyclopedias from around and a set from around What would be their value to sell? Thank you. Sad to say, these encyclopedias are worth very little.

You would be better of donating them and taking the tax deduction. I have two questions about two encyclopedias that I have.


It has a map when you open it and then copyright is , but it also has other copyrights , , , , and it goes on and goes on. I need to know the value.

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

Antique and vintage items are only worth what people are prepared to pay. Your best bet is to see if anyone is selling, or even better, has sold, anything similar on Ebay.

I have a complete set of 1967 World Book encyclopedias. Scie...

Your books are not really that old. I have antique books, including books that are about years old that are no more valuable than any modern second hand book.

It is possible that you may be lucky enough to have a rare book in your hands, but sadly unlikely. You need to go see a real expert in person. Those books are not old enough to have any great value.

With the internet, info is so easy to get on any topic, which makes encyclopedias outdated and not worth much. Except maybe to someone who doesn't have access to the internet. Even so, the books have outdated info for the most part. Many people have old books they think are valuable and would like to sell.

Most old dictionaries, references etc.

What Are The Most Valuable Encyclopedias?

Encyclopedias dated after are essentially worthless but crafters may be interested for the old pictures. Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. You can check online for old book collectors, on EBay, Craigs List and other retail sites for possibilities.

Everything is now online and updated constantly so old books are just that-old.

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

Most encyclopedias have very little value - even really old volumes so most likely yours would be of insignificant value. You may be able to find some information on eBay even old sets are very hard to sell and a single volume even more so. You can research with Google and eBay and you may be lucky enough to have a jewel - wouldn't that be nice?? It helps find values for many categories of items.

I have a nice set of World Book encyclopedias with the updates for years to follow. Are they valuable or should I try to take them to Goodwill? I have a complete set of World Book encyclopedias.

Are My Encyclopedias Worth Anything?

How much are they worth today? They are in good condition. Encyclopedia sets don't have much value. Usually nobody will buy them.

Maybe your local recycling company would recycle them.


How can I get rid of or donate a like brand new set of encyclopedias I brought I believe in I also have the year in review beginning in to I believe It has some other sets that go with it.

They are basically new. My children never used it for school work only to look up information. Most volumes haven't even been opened. I am curious.

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I have World Book encyclopedia collection of I am wondering if there is any value. They are in great condition. I have an old set of World Book Encyclopedias copyright Can anyone tell me what it might be worth?

Finding the Value of World Book Encyclopedias

Can anyone tell me what this might be worth also? How much would a World Book Encyclopedia set be worth? It is a 10 book set in excellent condition. I have the entire set of World Book encyclopedias. What might they be worth if I were to sell them? By Lisa V.

We get asked this question very regularly. Unfortunately, there are a glut of these types of encyclopedias.

Unless they are very old or rare, they are pretty much impossible to sell. You might consider donating them to a school or retirement home as sometimes people use books for art or craft projects.

Good Luck.

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

I don't think they have any real value in this new technical world. First of all, there would be many subjects that are missing new information. History would not be up to date. And with computers in almost every home, the current information is available in an instant, no matter what the subject is.

I had a set from at one time.

What Are My Encyclopedias Worth?

I am so glad that I sold them as soon as my children were out of school. I kept the 2 volume dictionary, and still use it today, but so glad that I don't have the rest of the set packed away somewhere. Harlean from Arkansas.

I have a full set of World Book Encyclopedias, copyright They are in excellent condition.

Is there a market for old world book encyclopedias

How much would they sell for and where can I sell them? I also have a full set of Young Students Encyclopedias, copyright These are showing a bit of yellowing from age, but otherwise are in good condition. By jenj.