Our library shut down for the first 2 months of covid before they started allowing you to reserve books and pick them up outside the library during restricted hours in a covid safe manner. So I never had to give up my love of reading non-digital books. About 5 months ago they reopened in person. So nice. I know all the librarians so it's nice to say hello when I go to pick up my next read. I also volunteer for the 'Friends of the Library' book sales. Traditionally the book sales are sales of donated books. This past sale, a few weeks ago, had a bunch of library quality books. During the covid restrictions the librarians culled the collection of our local library, culling out books that were duplicates of less popular books. This added a bunch of 'library quality bound' books to our book sale inventory. It was awesome. We made more in a 6 hour sale than we've made in previous 3 day sales.
Retired June 2014. No longer an enginerd - now I'm just a nerd.
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