Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Awful Library Books

Sometimes it's shocking what you'll find at the library.

Librarians should regularly weed books from the collection -- removing titles that are outdated, irrelevant or in poor condition. However, sometimes books get passed over, or shelves of the library are missed in the weeding process.

Enter Awful Library Books, a collection of outdated, odd and strangely illustrated books still sitting on public library shelves. Bloggers Mary and Holly often post the cover and some inside pages, along with commentary from themselves or the person who submitted the book.

Just how awful are these books? A sampling from recent posts:

-- Cheryl Sadler

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Anonymous NotTHEDaddy said...

If you like this, you'll love the works of James Lileks. Go to http://lileks.com. Look for the Institute of Official Cheer. In particular, have a look at the Gallery of Regrettable Food and Interior Desecrations.

November 2, 2010 at 12:59 AM 

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