Saturday, January 8, 2011

Book Crimes

From the New Yorker: Book 'Em: Library Bandits by Ian Crouch.

And how can we pick on libraries, which despite their rules and fines, are like over-indulgent grandparents, always eager to forgive us our mistakes. Take the Park City Library, in Utah, which this year is offering amnesty to patrons owing fines, allowing them to donate non-perishable food instead of money. We’re sorry libraries; we promise to be better.

An odd story about a woman who stole books from the library, a couple of mentions of vandalism, including the weird one with Harvard University and the bottle of pee. (But why was there a bottle of pee there in the first place?)


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