Book bazaar


Ever wonder where books go to retire? In Regenstein Library’s southwest corner, wedged between the Interlibrary Loan office and Special Collections, hundreds of volumes—withdrawn from the library’s holdings—are for sale. Divided by discipline, offerings include French chemistry journals from the 1940s, dog-eared copies of The Communist Manifesto, and a well-preserved edition of John F. Kennedy’s 1956 book Profiles in Courage. Paperbacks retail for $1, hardcovers for $2, and recordings on LP or cassette are free. Staff members add items every day as the library clears its stacks of duplicates. The sale, which kicked off June 5 and draws 50 to 100 visitors daily, runs throughout the summer (Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:30–4:45 p.m.).


Photo: Get in while the shelves are stacked.

June 21, 2006