Archives for October 12, 2011

Book Burning 2011

This Cracked article leaves me ... well, ALMOST speechless. For the past year or so, part of my job has been to walk through library warehouses and destroy tens of thousands of often old and irreplaceable books. Gah. Imagine holding a beautiful, dusty, illustrated volume of Shakespeare printed in the 1700s, a calligraphic message from its long-dead owner inscribed on the inside cover, and throwing it straight in the trash. I've been there, more than once. I could have kept it and maybe gotten a … [Read more...]