May 18, 2014

Basically I Will Use Just about Any Excuse to Link to One of My Books, No Matter How Tenuous, Because I'm a Writer and that's What We Do

This person recommends Andromeda Klein's strategy for saving library books from being weeded:

People who feel strongly about retaining books in libraries have a simple way to combat the removal of treasured volumes. Since every system of elimination is based, no matter what they say, on circulation counts, the number of years that have elapsed since a book was last checked out, or the number of times it has been checked out overall, if you feel strongly about a book, you should go to every library you have access to and check out the volume you care about. Take it home awhile. Read it or don’t. Keep it beside you as you read the same book on a Kindle, Nook, or iPad. Let it breathe the air of your home, and then take it back to the library, knowing you have fought the guerrilla war for physical books. This was the spirit in which I checked out the third book in Etienne Leroux’s Welgevonden trilogy with no intention of reading it.

(From this book, via Andrew Sullivan.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 18, 2014 03:19 AM