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Although old encyclopedias don't typically have value as reference books, they are sometimes of value to crafters. This is a page about donating old encyclopedias.


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May 12, 2011

We have several sets of old encyclopedias and we want to donate them. Who can we contact?

By Pat


May 12, 20110 found this helpful
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Try the local library, the school library, nursing homes, and possibly just put it up for "free to pick up" on Craigslist in your area.

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May 14, 20111 found this helpful
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Good luck to you if you can find ANYONE who will take those. Nobody wants old encyclopedias any more. You may have to recycle them. These are now considered dinasours which is unfortunate.

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May 15, 20110 found this helpful
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People are starting to alter books as a cheap way to scrapbook. They may want them if they are for a mimial cost or free.

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful
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You might ask any missionary organization you know. We caught an encyclopedia set on FreeCycle last year, and contacted our church.


They were more than happy to take them for their Philippine faith-based school.

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August 18, 20160 found this helpful
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Put them in a box and use them for a table take the box good put a table cloth over it and it'll be a little dinner table for my grandbaby

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August 6, 2013

Where can I donate my full set of World Book Encyclopedia brought in 1984?

By Alexis R


August 8, 20130 found this helpful

Put an ad on a local Freecycle or Buy and Sell, and see if any one wants them. Some artists use them for art projects, and craftspeople make lamps and such out of them. You could contact groups such as Scouts or Guides or the like to see if they might want them for some sort of craft. Perhaps the art department in a school, for use in altered book projects. You can not donate them to the Salvation Army, Good Will, or other Thrift Shops.

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May 12, 20180 found this helpful

Dear Sir, It will be very kind of you if you please donate them free of cost and shipping to my address.your name will be accredited as a benevolent donator. Thanks.


Post office- Kunwar pur
Haldwani District:Nainital
( Uttarakhand) INDIA
pincode 263139

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