Free books? Sure!

Local school libraries in my area have been purging their stacks recently, asking folks to give the books a new home.  I have acquired quite a few delightful hardbound books recently.

First up is the OXFORD BOOK OF ESSAYS.

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I almost passed on this, but the “Oxford” sealed the deal; when a book is tagged as such, it has been meticulously edited for content.  Remarkably, this book is brand new, having never been checked out of the library.

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I often purchase used books through Amazon, and the vendors will let you know if a book has been circulated out of a library- I love those!  They are invariably in fine condition, often have the rugged plastic cover protectors, and the stamps and card pockets make them unique.

I recently had some friends over to the house, and one of them picked this gem up for me from a library culling:

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I have never known of this book’s existence out in the real world.  Some remarkable information in here.  I was 13 years old when this was published (1974).  It appears that this title was checked out a grand total of two times.

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Turning real pages, flipping through a book and skimming physical pages – these are things you simply can not do with a kindle or an iPad.    ~TH~

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6 thoughts on “Free books? Sure!

    • Concur. I even catch myself sniffing the spines of old books, when my nose isn’t hovering and sniffing over a vintage typewriter basket. Does that make me weird? Thank I’m weird. ~TH~ 😀

  1. I prefer the printed to the digital books. Congratulations on getting the Century of the Typewriter. I’d love to find any typewriter book when our local library clears their stacks of books.

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