--- In email@example.com, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@...> wrote:
> How can future used books exist if new book sales diminish?
> I was shocked yesterday walking around Brookline on Harvard Street to
> see Barnes and Nobles gone. If there was one town around Boston where
> you would think a bookstore would be supported, it would be Brookline.
Well, I was referring to the used books that do exist now. By the way,
I always thought that an industry that routinely pulps millions of
books cannot be very sound. And here in the county where I live, there
was a facility where people took books to recycle. You could go and
get some books if you wanted... I found some stuff there, but it never
occurred to me to take books to be recycled (as paper). Maybe it's a
superstition, but I couldn't do it. For one thing, it's a huge
misallocation of resources. For another, each book has its own life
and I prefer not to be the one to end it, or not to be the one that
sends it to be ended. If a book can have another reader, and
another.... why pulp it?
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