The decision of whether or not to keep your old textbooks raises a larger question: What is the best way to access information about best practice? During my first couple of years out of school, I utilized my textbooks somewhat regularly. But now, it has been several years since I have touched them, other than to move them from my attic to my basement.
My plan is to:
- Keep my Anatomy and Kinesiology books as the information seems pretty unchanging. (Plus, no one wanted to buy them from me.)
- Buy more up to date textbooks, if I ever enter a new practice area, or if new resources are released in my current practice area
- Rely on journals to get the most current information.
I sold the books on Valore Books and, as a 2011 grad, was shocked that they still had value! I made $200, just enough to buy another book that would have more value to me than of all my old books combined.
What are you all doing with old textbooks?