Friday, September 10, 2010

Books, Burning

Librarians should vehemently oppose book burnings... unless the books are Reader's Digest Condensed Books that have been donated as gifts for your library.

12 comments:

Meghan said...

So true!

Bren said...

...or those books sent to the library by self/vanity published authors.

librariane said...

Actually, RDCV work great for making hidden/hollow books...

blurredlibrarian said...

Encyclopedia sets from the 70's and multiple religious pamphlets are always nice as well...

rogue_librarian said...

We can always use another set of National Geographic magazines.

shushie said...

At my branch we like to burn the donated 80's computer books (how's your Apple IIe running?) to try to keep warm.

Anonymous said...

Funny because it's true. I actually attended a bonfire a couple of years back where the highlight was setting fire to boxes of RD Condensed editions...

Anonymous said...

Bruning books only shows how many critters were in ther to begin with.
Oh the horror! Ewww!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant Burning. My fingers cannot spell today. More coffee.

"Bicycle Bill" said...

I have a set complete from the very first one published in the Spring of 1950 through the middle 1980s, most with the original dust cover. so go ahead and burn those others; that will eventually make mine rare and valuable.

-"BB"-

The Reading R┼Źnin said...

Sometimes instead of burning them we use them for teen crafts. I've made awesome book purses out of RDCV. The covers are very stylish . . .

P. Turner said...

I think Twilight should be burned.