Recycling Books Is An Old Trick For This Old Dog
A recent article authored by Stephen King about electronic books got me thinking. Books are heavy even paperbacks. Most people read a book once, put it aside, and forget it. What a waste of literature! What a waste of money!
Twenty years ago I came upon a storefront with a big sign in the window, “Books Taken”. The proprietor had implemented an idea where he would take books and issue credit for them at 25% of their original sale price. The reader receiving the credit could apply that credit at any time to used book purchases. Stock consisted mostly paperbacks, classics, and current authors. I loved the concept and so returned many, many times to buy and sell books.