If you have old textbooks that you no longer need or want, a popular option is to sell them. Some people also use them to make unique furniture or decor.Continue Reading
You can sell textbooks in a number of ways, depending on how fast you need to get the cash. Many people list old textbooks for sale on school bulletin boards or on classified papers or websites. Selling them to a used bookstore, whether online or near the school, often provides a bit more money. However, it takes more time than the other options.
Most school bookstores buy used textbooks. Unfortunately, they do not pay anywhere close to what they charge for the book.
Add an academic flair to your decor by using old textbooks as wall shelves. Get a couple of metal brackets, and screw them to the wall as far apart as the book is long. Place the book on the brackets and use a long screw to hold it in place. Use the shelf for decorations or even to hold other books. To make a longer shelf, place a couple of these shelves close together. You can use inexpensive material to cover the books and keep the shelf a consistent design or color.Learn more about Education
To recycle unwanted or used textbooks, donate them to organizations like Better World, Better Books and the International Book Project. These non-profits donate textbooks to literacy charities around the world.Full Answer >
Some popular social studies textbooks are "Hello, World!" and "Communities" from Macmillan/McGraw-Hill; "The American Nation" and "America: Pathways to the Present" from Pearson; and "Social Studies Techbook" from Discovery Education, notes the publisher websites. Social studies textbooks are written by grade level, and many publisher websites offer additional multimedia resources for students and educators.Full Answer >
It is possible for students to read high school level textbooks online. Online textbooks usually cost a fee, but free ones exist and usually come in a PDF format.Full Answer >
Consumers can purchase teacher's editions of textbooks online through sites such as Amazon.com, AbeBooks.com, eBay.com, Biblio.com and TeacherEditions4Less.com, as of April 2015. Buyers purchasing a teacher's edition to match a specific set of student textbooks should check the publishing edition to ensure that both are from the same set.Full Answer >