September 15, 2007
On May 27, 2007, Tom Wayne and W.E. Leathem, of Prospero's Books, a used book store in Kansas City, publicly burned a portion of his inventory to protest society's increasing indifference to the printed word. The protest was interrupted by the Kansas City Fire Department on the grounds that the owners had failed to obtain the required permits. Book burning on wikipedia
Berlin bookshop windows
The crew at Better World Books warehouse in Mishawaka, IN
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This is both shocking and very hard hitting. I am from the book business myself nd i understand the pinch due to people's indifference to the printed books.
I also encourage reading by organizing fre books from publishers and distributing to those who need it. I write about books and beyond books on my blog www.bookworldcentral.com but its not as great or popular as your site is. If you can suggest me what extra cn i do to promote the awareness f books i will be glad to implement it.
Posted by: ajit Sharma at Sep 16, 2007 5:21:11 AM
Is burning books really the way to get people to read more? And are people reading less, or are they just shifting their attention elsewhere? I have to admit that while I still read books, I do so less than I used to, and I spend more time reading articles, reading online, and listening to audiobooks. By the way, thanks for the link love!
Posted by: Cesar Gonzalez at Sep 18, 2007 12:52:27 PM
Burning books is like scrapping away knowledge in its physical form. That kind of reaction is unnecessary if they dislike the issues or contents of the book itself. This act is unjustifiable.
Posted by: advanceloan.net at Jul 8, 2009 6:05:48 AM