Monthly Archives: June 2014

The “Free Table”—In Which I Finally Get Around to Explaining All Those Earlier Cryptic References.

It used to be the “free bench.” Against the back wall of our local library, handy to the parking lot, there were a couple of old benches. They sat under the building’s overhang, so they had some protection from what … Continue reading

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Found

I wrote before about donating books to libraries for their used book sales. I followed this with a column about donating books signed by their authors, and the possible awkwardness which it might cause. Now, let me tell you when … Continue reading

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Awkwaard!

When I talked about where to discard books when you are ready to, I hinted at a couple of tricky situations. You probably already know what they are. One is when you have a book which you no longer want, … Continue reading

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Where Do Books Go?

In the previous post, I talked about where books come from. But once a reader has read them, where do they go? I know several people who keep their books—every one of them—even after they’ve read them, presumably forever. I’m … Continue reading

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Where do books come from? (No, not from Mommy and Daddy books.)

If there were a survey that asked “Where/how do you acquire your books? (mark all that apply)”, my response would look something like this: Traditional bookstores Used bookstores Online Thrift shops Other stores, e.g. supermarkets, home and garden centers, office … Continue reading

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