Guest Author - Kim Lynch
New or used I almost never met a book I didn’t like and I have boxes and boxes of books to prove it. Once I used to cart home bags and boxes full of books from local book sales, but now I only bring home one or two. Ever since I had to give up my book storage and move every volume to my home, I’ve been working at getting my collection down to a manageable size.
Moving and sorting through tons of books can change a person’s outlook on how long one really wants to keep a book after it‘s been read. The public library is the natural source to turn to for an endless supply of bargain books that don’t end up cluttering the house.
Unfortunately, even the best libraries can only offer a limited number of books on their shelves. These limitations are controlled by funding, shelf space and even the librarian’s personal tastes. There are often long waiting lists for new or highly popular books and months can past before they become available to be checked out.
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