'Bring in your old UW books for recycling'? That's preposterous! Why single that one out? There are crate loads of 'old light' they could recycle. Ooh, maybe someone should start a new thread: "WT publications that should have been mulched by now: No #1 - the Reasoning book ... ."
Besides, I liked the UW book. As a teen, it was the first book I got my teeth into and actually enjoyed 'studying.' The margins and in between the lines are plastered with blue ink from my enthusiastic underlining and note-taking. It's a reminder of where I was back then - keen and sponge-like.
Meeting Junkie No More said:
...when I asked the owner of the store if he got many older Watchtower publications, he advised that they disappeared pretty quickly; it might be possible, he advised, that WT sent its own people out looking for them to buy them up for destruction!
Nahh. It'll be collectors with an interest in JW history or teaching - hard copies from that era are like gold. I also like mooching around musty and dusty second-hand bookstores. Once I saw the old 1927(?) Creation book while on vacation. I didn't buy it at the time for some reason, but the year after I visited the same place and it was still there so I snapped it up!