Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Libraries

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 18 Jun 2001

Kevin asked:

"But how many of you do take out books from the library? I find there's very little in the way of hard-boiled at my local library, though sometimes there's a surprise or two."

Well, I'm already on record saying I don't often use libraries because I hate giving the book back. However, there have been times I could not find a book to buy (at least not in my price range, especially pre-internet) and I was forced to borrow a copy (which, of course, makes me even sadder to return it, which I do). And since I still buy mostly paperbacks, there have been books which have gone out of print in hardback while I was waiting for the paperback edition that never came. For instance, I was forced to borrow George's Nick's Trip in that long period of time before Serpent's Tail finally reprinted it.


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