Clearing Off the Shelves: Library Edition

Sometimes, even the library goes through its shelves and gets rid of things that haven’t been used in forever.  Today I get to do some of that.  It isn’t quite as fun as getting rid of things I don’t need at home, but it’s pretty awesome for different reasons.

My favorite part of the job is seeing some of the ridiculous VHS covers from the past.  The most troublesome part is finding things I really want to keep for myself.  I mean, I could buy them at the library book sale when they’ve been properly withdrawn from the library.  But then I would be just be shuffling old, unneeded stuff from one place to another.  Not the goal of the project.

These are some of the funnies from today’s search:

    • Buns of Steel… haven’t seen this one in a while.
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    • Quick Dog Training with Barbara Woodhouse, who looks like an ideal dog trainer to me.
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And these are some of the favorites I’m struggling not to take home:

    • The Way to Cook with Julia Child–we’re talking the entire collection.  “Oh my!”  (Must be read in Julia Child voice.)
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    • Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn, which I didn’t even know was a thing until today.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Betty Kiesewetter says:

    Honey–when cleaning off bookshelves, look for first editions.

    I think I found a few here and am exploring-Sometimes a

    treasure appears!

    Love you,


    1. Thanks for the advice! Fortunately, there aren’t any video first editions to worry about. Hope you have fun hunting down the history of your books.

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