March 4, 2009
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What are 5 million volumes worth?

Kathryn Cramer digs up a terrifying Daily Mail article. A large internet used book seller in England called it quits; they abandoned a warehouse filled with 5 million books. The industrial estate doesn’t want the books, but wants the space. So, it’s help yourself – and the hordes are overturning bookshelves and trampling over heaps of books on the floor.

Don’t you think five million volumes would have some salvage value? This is Gibbonian.