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July 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Doomsday

Bookish , Jumping on the bandwagon

Today's question:

What would you do if, all of a sudden, your favorite source of books was unavailable?
Whether it's a local book shop, your town library, or an internet shop... what would you do if, suddenly, they were out of business? Devastatingly, and with no warning? Where would you go for books instead? What would you do? If it was a local business you would try to help out the owners? Would you just calmly start buying from some other store? Visit the library in the next town instead? Would it be devastating? Or just a blip in your reading habit?

My main book source is my public library, and honestly, yeah, I'd just go to the library in the next town instead. Since I've been to my new town's library all of twice so far (third visit planned for tonight), it really wouldn't be very traumatic. The more traumatic thing would be if all the public libraries closed. That would be awful. I guess what I'd do in that case would be to either try to organize a lending library with my friends, or to start some sort of subscription library that I ran basically like a public library, but people paid a small fee to participate.

Posted by Kat at July 10, 2008 01:39 PM

i would cry. if all public libraries closed i do not think i could be consoled. i would however petition my husband to let me acquire more billy bookcases and I would open a lending library to friends and family.. and look into what to do for the general public.

a world without books easily available? i don't think i can think about it. well, i can. i really don't want to. oh dear. well, maybe this is good.

you know i had never clicked on that link before? i didn't realize that this was a meme type thing you did. interesting.

the thought of a bookstore burning down? i need to go lie down now and surround myself with books and fibre. i guess it's better it was a store and not a library?

Posted by: penny at July 10, 2008 03:19 PM

Don't traumatize me like that. Please. I can't take it.

Posted by: Rachel at July 10, 2008 07:36 PM
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