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Selling or simply giving textbooks to a good home

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Postby Dod101 » September 11th, 2019, 12:28 pm

DAK how I can dispose of three maths text books? Elementary Functional Analysis, Elementary Real and Complex Analysis, both by Georgi Shilov and Rieman's Zeta Function by H M Edwards. Needless to say all three are like new. I have no idea how I acquired them. Anyone who has knowledge of maths will understand that they are anything but 'elementary' in the normal sense of that term.

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Re: Selling or simply giving textbooks to a good home

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Postby UncleEbenezer » September 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Do you have a University nearby?

Have you contacted its library? Or maths department library, or (if applicable) college libraries with an interest in maths?

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Re: Selling or simply giving textbooks to a good home

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Postby Dod101 » September 11th, 2019, 7:53 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:Do you have a University nearby?

Have you contacted its library? Or maths department library, or (if applicable) college libraries with an interest in maths?


Good idea. Thanks UE. I should have thought of that.

I want to remove them from my shelves but cannot bring myself to chuck them so that is I guess the obvious (except to me!) answer.

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Re: Selling or simply giving textbooks to a good home

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Postby didds » September 12th, 2019, 8:14 am

If there is a suitable College of FE or uni nearby then dropping into the student union and putting up a notice may be an idea.

Looking on ebay these do sell - but not for a lot. I guess the thing is if they are not on a course reading list at uni etc then they may only be general interest (for want of a better term!) so libraries may be the only interested party then in reality.

Its the same issue with any unwanted book really - the chances of anyone being interested is actually very low unless it is a collectors item - how many copies of Harry potters do you see at boot sales for example still, forlornly waiting for the person that has never ever read any living in a house that doesnt already have a copy?

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Re: Selling or simply giving textbooks to a good home

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Postby Dod101 » September 12th, 2019, 9:23 am

didds wrote:If there is a suitable College of FE or uni nearby then dropping into the student union and putting up a notice may be an idea.

Looking on ebay these do sell - but not for a lot. I guess the thing is if they are not on a course reading list at uni etc then they may only be general interest (for want of a better term!) so libraries may be the only interested party then in reality.

Its the same issue with any unwanted book really - the chances of anyone being interested is actually very low unless it is a collectors item - how many copies of Harry potters do you see at boot sales for example still, forlornly waiting for the person that has never ever read any living in a house that doesnt already have a copy?


Having done a maths degree as a mature student, the three books I have are not really undergrad material which is why they are 'as new'. Complex Analysis was the one course subject which I struggled with I must say, although in the end passed, and I reckon I may have bought those books in the mistaken belief that they might have helped.

Some internet sites such as Abe Books will buy some books but even in the textbook section they show no interest in them. I will try a University Library.

Dod


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