We don't enjoy discarding books. Deciding what to keep and what to remove is probably the most painful part of our jobs. But the library building was built in 1955 and has been full for many years - and so when we buy new books we have to discard an equivalent number of older books.
This week we are working on mysteries and placing some of the discarded volumes on the sales cart where you can buy them for 25 cents each. This afternoon we have mysteries by Lovesey, Simenon, Rendell, Porter and Simpson. Great for travelling because you don't have to worry if you lose the book or accidentally drop it in the ocean.
1955? The building was 50 years old last year and we forgot to have a party.