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Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Paris Zoo looks forward to the Franco-Prussian War

A couple of boxes of books arrive for the Acquisitions Team. Huzzah! All is not lost!

Alas, it's just a pile of old books from Umpty Library, each labelled: "For Recataloguing." Half are stamped "Withdrawn from stock. For Sale." The other half look as if they could have walked here themselves.

Noreen and Bronwyn agree that although times are hard they aren't quite that hard and aren't likely to become so any time in the near future. It is decided that we should dispose of the books.

There is a lengthy discussion as to who should nip out for the holy water and sharpened stake, just in case.


Pat said...

History repeating?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: nothing so scary, thank Heaven! If they're fit they go into the book sale and we get a few odd coppers' income. If they're not (and many of these seriously aren't), they go straight into the waste paper bin.

Madame DeFarge said...

Can't you make modern art out of them?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Madame DeF: we have investigated this recently, surprisingly enough. And last week I saw an article about a reference enquiry desk made entirely of "dead" books.