I think is is on the history channel that we have a show called something like "Pawn Brokers from Las Vegas". There are 3 generations working together appraising and buying items brought into their pawn shop. The main character/manager, Rick, likes books. We didn't get to the shop while we were recently in Las Vegas but the following week an ad appeared that two of the guys would be in our local Port Charlotte Pawn Shop. My husband and I decided to go meet them and take a couple of books I've had for 2 or 3 years to see what Rick's response would be. I selected two books "U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Showing the Progress of the Work Ending with June, 1895 Parts 1 & 2" and the same but 1897. They have multiple fold out maps and are gov. publications. Rick passed on them because 1. they came from a public library (it shows that a way too many were published) and 2. the maps are not in color - no one buys those. He said the only books worth buying are signed literary classics. He referred me to the local pawn shop owner nearby (who evidently got the left overs from the Stars). He passed on the books also, said even if anyone ever bought them, it would be for $5 or $10.00 each. We all know that funny things happen when you move books around: I just sold two of the 4 I have for $125.00 each. I hope the Stars return soon - I have a couple more books that have been hanging around for awhile!