Quick! What in the hell do I do with a set of Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1973 ed.? I've spent the evening unloading the bookshelves in the living room so that I can paint tomorrow, and every time I have to do this I come across books that are too good to toss in the dumpster but are - like old computers - fairly worthless.
Yes, a lot of the information in the EBs is still good, but knowledge changes, expands, reverses itself over time, and I suspect much has changed since 1973. (Lord knows, I have.)
The books are beautifully bound and have some wonderful photos and illustrations. I'd donate them somewhere, but nobody wants 'em (I checked around the last time I had to move them for a paint job).
Do I keep them for old times' sake? Maybe I'll have time to flip through them in my dotage. The book-lover in me could never dump them. But they take up valuable space that I could use for new books. (Yum!)
So tell me - What did you do with your old set of encyclopedias?