Weeding One’s Personal Library

From Salon: “The Books We Give Away” by Danny Heitman (courtesy The Barnes & Noble Review).

Found via The Paris Review Daily


One Response to Weeding One’s Personal Library

  1. Hmmm. The rate of weeding is directly related to –
    How many people you haven’t told about your tastes in books,
    Impulses to purchase books that do not suit,
    Your ability to remember the content,
    Your shelf space,
    Your ability to remember if you already have the book.
    I hate few things, but weeding is one of them. In its place I would say, make lists, buy well and build more shelves. It hurts less in the long run.

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