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Jul. 5th, 2009 | 11:56 pm

I've occasionally been looking for ways to dispose of my old unwanted books. I just stumbled on Better World Books, which seems to suggest they'll take many unwanted books in good condition and ship them off for literacy programs.

They even have a neat, enter your ISBN number and we'll tell you if we'll take your book of your hands.

Well I entered a few random books off of my shelf, C++ STL Tutorial & Reference Guide, Neuromancer, which they'd take as a donation. Then I tried an old collage physics book, which they said "not taking".

So then I decided to see what they thought about D&D books, and apparently they'll take a current monster manual over the physics text.

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
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Is that a Halliday & Resnick?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
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Yep. Third Edition.

I decided most of my physics needs can be met via wikipedia. The theory is that if I can replace books with ebooks I can get a few cubic meters of home back.

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
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I traded my H&R for a book on ceremonial black magic after Cal Poly switched to Benson. How much would you want for the H&R, including shipping it here Augusta, GA?

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
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...and why didn't my parentheses show up in the above comment?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 10th, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Basically I'd want the cost of shipping it to and the knowledge that it's going somewhere where it might actually be used.

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 13th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
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I can't promise it'd be used here... other than as a reference book, that is.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Jul. 13th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
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That's more use than its seen in my apartment in years. So how expensive is it to mail a book to someone?

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 14th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
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I don't know. I haven't had to mail a book to anyone in ages.

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Kevin/Moose

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from: bald_ruminant
date: Jul. 16th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Tell ya what... you get it quoted, I'll send you the money, then you send the book my way.

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no, YOUR mom

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from: theinfamousmom
date: Jul. 6th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
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Science fiction has always been more popular than science fact. Just ask Galileo.

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John Tkalcich

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from: jmtkalcich
date: Jul. 7th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
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I heart my Monster Manuals.

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