Here I am updating my blog with a whole pile of guidebooks I have used for a trip involving 19+/- countries. I posted nearly all of them to an address ahead for two reasons:
1- to have research material to use in a blog/book one day.
2- sentimental value.
I just wonder what other people do with their guide books? (once you don't need them anymore)
This question is probably better suited to long term travelers over several countries.
Since I am now looking at my stack of books, and thinking how much it cost me to buy them and then post them I do not think I will do it again. Research and material can be found easily on the web now, and with a small journal of specific places it seems fine to not post them.
I also found it not so easy to sell or swap them, maybe it was the places I was in. But I would prefer to give away my guide book to a stranger than to sell it at a book store for 50cents!!
Strangely enough the one with the most sentimental value is the LP to Middle east I bought new in Turkey, remove the Iran section and sold the rest to an Oz couple heading to Syria. I got lots of strange looks from people as I took out this torn and tattered bunch of paper!
Anyway just some idle thoughts
[ Edit: Edited on May 24, 2008, at 1:14 AM by outcast ]