Skip to comments.BookCrossing (free book exchange)
Posted on 04/10/2009 9:02:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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I said years ago leaving books on park benches and other public places is ridiculous in these times.
Visit your local library and save your paycheck.
I wonder how many of these books end up in a landfill after being tossed in the trash by cleaning crews...
I suspect many libraries have the same system that mine does. I deposit any book I no longer need or want in a barrel at the library. They sell donated paper backs for fifty cents and hard covers for $1.00. It helps keep the library costs down, and enables readers to get a bargain.
I’ve been giving out the URL to the site on and off for years, tho have never participated. I like their he discussion boards, where you can “converse” with people who share you interest in some authors or subjects. It’s been awhile,so don’t know if that feature is still there or if it’s still as active as it was.
The local libraries all do that. They used to sell various categories with standard pricing — all hardcovers were one amount, paperbacks a different amount, etc — but now the downtown branch (at least) researches the prices. So I’ve probably made my last trip there. I bought something the other day that was pretty roughed up, but very interesting, and not too much (I think it was $4 or something).
Down in Ft Lauderdale, south Florida, it was useless to try to donate books to the local library. They had a huge government-based budget and (this is a fact) preferred in the late 1980s to have empty shelves in their new $60,000,000 complex rather having “old” books on them. Friends would donate books on conservative themes, since the budget only went toward left-wing books, and would see them in the dumpster the next day. Left-wing librarians could not care less about access to books. Censorship is for them a one-way street.
How fun to be a librarian!
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