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Library Addiction

So Many Books! Every time I need to return something to the library I'm faced with a dilemma.  Should I drop it in the Book Return slot?  Or should I risk going in?  I know I should just use the slot.  I know it.  I choose my books online and should only go in when something specific is there waiting for me.  But... Sometimes I can't help it.  And when I go in I never, ever come out empty handed.  I don't need more books to read - I have plenty both on the shelf at home and coming to [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:19-07:00March 10th, 2012|Tags: |

How to Throw a Book Swap Party

Why Do a Book Swap? Take a good, hard look at your bookshelves. The dusty coffee table books that people got you over the holidays… the silly novelty books that are only funny once (Cats with Mustaches, I’m looking at you)… the college textbooks that you only keep around because they cost $100 each. Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and make them disappear – or better yet, transform them into books you actually want to read? Then you need to host a book swap party!     How it Works If you’ve never been to [...]

Notes on a Book Sale

I am a big fan of the Seattle Public Library; they have an incredible selection of books, e-books, CDs, DVDs, and other media, plus some great free services, ranging from personalized book recommendations to 24/7 online chat with a librarian, all of which I love to talk about to — at — anyone who will listen. But my favorite way of showing the library some love is at their semi-annual Friends of the Library book sales, where up to 250,000 items are up for grabs for $2 or less. I try to make it to every sale (because my bookshelves [...]

2023-05-22T12:09:16-07:00September 28th, 2011|Tags: , , , , |
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