I asked why we still had two copies of the 1991 Guinness Book of Records on the adult catalogue at Umpty Library.
"People like to borrow the Guinness Book of Records."
"Yes, but the 1991 edition of the Guinness Book of Records?"
"It's the only one they've got at Umpty."
T. Aldous' solution was devastatingly simple: let's get rid of everything in reserve stock. Yes, that'll solve the problem of groaning shelves at Catty and Umpty. Expect strong words from the Stock Librarian next week!