aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Books aren't for burning - but what do you do with 350,000 of them

In what sounds like a specialized case of hoarding, a Canadian man amassed 350,000 books. Then he died and his widow started to burn them. Horrified, a neighbor couple stepped in and said they would help.

But now they don't know what to do with them. They moved the books to a small house on their property and the weight is literally tearing the house apart. They've had no luck (at least at the point the story was written) in getting used book dealers interested.

Here's hoping someone will help them out.

Read more here.

I love this quote in the comments: "Anything that has a spine must have a soul."

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Tags: books, too many books, too much

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