Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A smelly book is a much-loved book

Much of what bookseller Josie Leavitt says in her post "Joyous Thoughts" could be echoed by us public librarians - except this sentiment:

"One other thing that always makes smile are the many customers who surreptitiously sniff their books after they buy them."

Not particularly advisable when the book has circulated 73 times! And what are those alarming stains on page 128?

1 comment:

  1. ewww. we have books - and stains - dating back to the 1900s...