Waste of books

Waste of books

Waste of books

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I RECENTLY went to York Explore Library book sale, one of many sales the libraries of York frequently have.

I was amazed at the amount of pristine books (most less than a few years old) for sale at give-away prices.

Most of the books seemed to me to have many years reading life left. What a waste, don’t you think?

Can city of York council explain why this is happening when council tax is still going up (never a freeze) and the York and surrounding areas libraries are facing cuts,many only surviving due to voluntary staffing.

I ask, can York afford to waste money like this?

It’s a disgrace.

Paul Bowes, Cherrywood Crescent, Fuford, York.

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9:39am Wed 19 Mar 14

Parrot king says...

I suppose the only way to make room for new releases is to make room on the shelves.
But does seem wasteful,I wonder if this is a new policy of York council,or this has always been the policy?
I suppose the only way to make room for new releases is to make room on the shelves. But does seem wasteful,I wonder if this is a new policy of York council,or this has always been the policy? Parrot king
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12:26pm Wed 19 Mar 14

BL2 says...

Certainly the sales I used to go to 20 odd years ago were all of OLD books / records / etc.
Certainly the sales I used to go to 20 odd years ago were all of OLD books / records / etc. BL2
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