Just because you like reading doesn’t mean you need to surround yourself with the books you read, like trophies for your literary achievements. Libraries are extremely important, underfunded and under-supported institutions. So for the next item on your to-read list, go to your local library, get…
This is the most moronic thing I’ve ever heard, if you use Umberto Eco’s definition of “moronic”, which I do. In theory, it makes sense: “Get the books for free from the library, and if you like the book, then go buy it.”
If we stop buying books, the bookstores will close. I live in Montana, and the majority of bookstores available to me are national chains. Now, I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but those chains have been closing down stores like books are going out of style, which they might as well be, because no one is buying them.
Fuck that noise.
BUY ALL THE BOOKS EVER. THEN, IF YOU DON’T LIKE THEM, DONATE THEM.