Where do books come from? (No, not from Mommy and Daddy books.)

If there were a survey that asked “Where/how do you acquire your books? (mark all that apply)”, my response would look something like this:

  • Traditional bookstores
  • Used bookstores
  • Online
  • Thrift shops
  • Other stores, e.g. supermarkets, home and garden centers, office supply stores
  • Yard sales
  • Library book sales
  • Borrow from library
  • Borrow from friends
  • Gifts from friends
  • From the author (at book signings/readings)
  • Books laying around on bus benches or in coffee houses (some of these may be from Book Crossing or other similar endeavors)
  • Little Free Library (and if you don’t know about these yet, please visit the site)
  • the free table (I’ll talk about this in a future post).

If you are a reader (and you know who you are), you have a similar (long) list.

And for one more new idea for getting books to the people, check out the “pop-up”, open air reading rooms provided by The Uni Project.

Books are everywhere.  Life is good.



About Lida Bushloper

writer and poet
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2 Responses to Where do books come from? (No, not from Mommy and Daddy books.)

  1. Carolyn Swadron says:


    Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 17:43:20 +0000 To: carolyn_swadron@hotmail.com


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