To Buy or Not To Buy, That is the Question

Check books out of the library instead of buying them. . . . New releases of hard-cover novels cost $25 and more these days. If you buy just two a month, that’s $600 a year.
From “Ten Sure Ways to Trim Your Budget,” in the News.

New Yorker writer Ian Frazier’s response is here.

Having attended a conference at her Taos home years back (and remembering vividly the bathroom windows painted by D.H. Lawrence), I’m particularly fond of the pronouncement of “Ms. Mabel Dodge Luhan (dec’d)” on the matter.

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One response to “To Buy or Not To Buy, That is the Question

  1. As a friend of a reference librarian who is charged with the unpleasant task of culling his branch’s nonfiction collection, I would say that it is our duty to go to the library often and make it a habit to check out obscure books that a researcher might only need once in a lifetime, but which might disappear from the library shelves because they are not best-sellers.

    That said, I spend WAY over $600 dollars a year on books!


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