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Old 11-25-2021, 01:00 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 11-25-2021, 01:25 PM   #22
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There's also a great used book store a block from the library so I often go to both places in one trip. The used book store offers a 50% return for most books (return it and get 50% of the purchase price back) but I usually just pass it along to someone else to read.
Passing along a book is what I miss the most about real hard and soft cover books; now my reading is almost all ebook. Outside the US books were generally more expensive and less available, and passing around was important. Nothing, however, beat sharing books with my mum.
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