thoughts while evaluating used books Show more
slipcover: a device to ensure that the books inside will never be casually browsed
slipcover for a single volume: a way of announcing you really care about this book, but rarely read it (or at least this copy of it)
When S.R. Ranganathan, father of modern librarianship, said "Every reader [their] book and every book its reader," I feel like he hadn't really foreseen this sort of thing.
@twistylittlepassages no, he was right, this is exactly my kind of book
@woomy well, that's a relief!
@twistylittlepassages I want that one
@nein09 @woomy well, the market is in your favor: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=pushbutton+telephone+songbook&kn=&isbn=
@twistylittlepassages @nein09 omg
@twistylittlepassages @woomy !!!!!!!
@twistylittlepassages I remember back around 1999 I saw a book that had descriptions of funny websites.
@robotcarsley heh, yeah. there was definitely an awkward fumbling period as humanity adapted to the opening of the information floodgates... 🌊 stuff from that era is so surreal!