Now I’m Pissed Off

Posted by Ace on August 4th, 2011 filed in letters from Ace, moving

What kind of fucking world do we live in where libraries are tepid about taking donated books?  I have a considerable collection I have to get rid of–  and I’m not talking about shitty paperbacks with the covers ripped off here, I’m talking about well-kept paperbacks and softcovers, nice contemporary hardcovers, art books, history books, fiction, non-fiction, you name it–  and the Shadetree librarians are looking at me like I’m offering them severed fish heads, saying, “Welllllll…    if there’s no textbooks…    and you bring them in just one bag at a time…  and there’s not too many at one time…  or overall…”  Fuck you!  FUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUUUUUU.  How about I put them in a trebuchet, light them on fire and launch them into the parking lot?

God damn.


3 Responses to “Now I’m Pissed Off”

  1. Neuro Says:

    I’m very into the public library used books sale scene, and my guess is these librarians are wary from having been swamped with huge amounts of crap books, old magazines, textbooks, out of date computer books, yet more copies of The Corrections, etc. There is something grim about seeing the same unwanted titles over and over.

    Have you thought about trying to sell some of the better stuff on E-Bay or Craigslist? Or having a good ol’ fashioned garage sale?

  2. Ace Says:

    An employee of the care center my mother is at said they would take all the books, and either keep them or find homes for them. The seniors are always looking for new things to read.

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