The Process of Weeding Out

Awful Library Books is an entertaining blog where librarians post books that should be removed -- "weeded" -- from their collections. Like the 1983 exercise guide above.

I'm always a little disappointed to hear about books getting thrown away. Somewhere, I imagine there's someone who needs that 1966 copy of The Guide for Young Homemakers. But in reality these outdated books shouldn't be taking up space on library shelves. There are plenty of new, hopeful authors who would be happy to fill them.

And really, does anyone need this coffee table book from 1977?:

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