Save the Printed Book

The other day, I read an article about the Boston Public Library’s decision to purge 180,000 books, and it made me want to PURGE MY INSIDES.

Seriously, it almost brought me tears. It’s bad enough that bookstores are an endangered species. If libraries start to “purge” old books to make room for more computers, I’m going to lose my shit. I realize that it’s important to have computers at libraries for public access, but let’s keep the library a library =

“a place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow.” (Merriam-Webster definition)

I feel like I need to take some kind of action to save the printed book. I guess all I can do, for now, is to keep borrowing books from the library and buying them from the bookstore. NOT FROM AMAZON. I’m only one person, but as Margaret Mead famously said,

mead quote

 

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