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Dilemma for librarians: Keep thousands of books or donate them?

“The librarian plucks a book from a cart at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington and flips through the pages, scanning “Goodbye, Sweetwater” for signs of damage. “Is it stained? Is it torn?” Jo Stallworth asks of the 1988 collection of stories by novelist Henry Dumas. “Because even if you say, ‘It’s a good book,’ but the binding is cracked and the cover is falling off, it’s taking space from another book on the shelf.” (via Washington Post)

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