Shakespeare's Monkey: Do only hipsters know about these?I'd tell you where mine is, but you wound't be able to get there.
Cyrusv10: I like this too. Maybe it's because I'm not some snobby/douchey kindle reader./prefer paperback//batteries not included.
Stavr0: Bookcrossing has been doing this for almost a decade.
BumpInTheNight: What is this, a center for ants!?[attackthestacks.files.wordpress.com image 582x359]
EnderX: Do they use the whole Dewey Decimal System?
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Cyrusv10: I like this too. Maybe it's because I'm not some snobby/douchey kindle reader./prefer paperback//batteries not included.Hey, not all of us Kindle and Nook readers are snobby/douchey.It's nice being able to carry a collection of books in a small form factor when traveling.
NeoBad: Let me count the legal woes: Copywrite infringement etc
Lipo: NeoBad: Let me count the legal woes: Copywrite infringement etcUnlike the music and movie industry, publishers don't have an asinine lobbying arm (entirely) devoted to preventing people from reading their books. There is no copyright infringement for lending a book to someone else. There's no copyright infringement if you sell the book to someone else, either. In fact, if you have a Kindle, you can even loan electronic books that you own to other Kindle users.
Coelacanth: I should build a little library in the shape of a rocketship. I have like forty computer paper cartons full of science fiction & fantasy titles in the garage.
j0ndas: Back in our old neighborhood 25 years ago or so, there was a tiny library on the streetcorner. We used to walk over there all the time to get books. Then some thug decided to pull a weapon and rob it (because tiny libraries have just SO much cash on hand...) The grandmother who ran it shut it down and moved away. One of the many reasons why we moved here. That and the incident with the gang of young black men who put up a roadblock and wouldn't let us past until Mom got out of the car and told them off (she figured Dad would have gotten shot or knifed if he tried the same thing). Or the young woman getting raped and murdered a block away from our house. Doesn't take many scumbags to ruin the neighborhood for everyone else.Short version - if you accept money, make sure it's kept in a time safe and have the police visit you around that time. Don't have any saleable electronics in the mini-library either. Advertise your lack of stuff to steal as much as possible.
pkellmey: Oh good, I was afraid I was the only one.
Magorn: Shakespeare's Monkey: Do only hipsters know about these?I'd tell you where mine is, but you wound't be able to get there.No but you do have to find a Singer and get this month's Word to be let in (February's was jasper)(Is making a hipster joke that requires having read a 40-year old SF story to get the literary equivalent of dividing by zero?)
j0ndas: Short version - if you accept money, make sure it's kept in a time safe and have the police visit you around that time. Don't have any saleable electronics in the mini-library either. Advertise your lack of stuff to steal as much as possible.
hailin: Uh oh, this is one of those projects that I am absolutely infatuated with now that I know it exists. My poor husband. He loves wood working, but it might take me some time to convince him this would be awesome. We actually have about 30 Star Trek paperback books that we were going to give away anyway (among other various books i no longer want or care if they disappear). I think the trick is to put books you don't mind never seeing again in there. The people worried about the books disappearing, well yeah some people are asshats, but don't be putting your first edition signed copy of Harry Potter in there and expecting it to come back. Seriously, if all our Star Trek books disappeared in one day I would just hope they found someone who would enjoy reading them.We have tons of kids and foot traffic in our neighborhood. I bet it would be a big hit.
Lunaville: May I suggest that you stock quality books on science topics aimed at First through Ninth grade readers?When the kids were younger, I found the "Pull Ahead" series to be very helpful. Now that they are in middle school, I one series won't do it. I struggle to keep up with their interests which have ranged through architecture, art, epidemiology, the Irish Potato famine and socio-political consequences, and zoology. I like to find out what the local libraries have, then, try to fill in any gaps.
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