Book ‘Rentals’?

Alright, it’s Friday and I have to share this.

The text reads:

book rental service?

was just thinking. my sister does -alot- of reading, and spends like $1000 a year on just books alone. most of them she reads once then never looks at again. is there any kind of like…video rental store but for books? would make things alot cheaper, plus once one person had read one the next person can get enjoyment from it etc

Now, I may be slightly biased because I am a librarian, but COME ON. Seriously people, I would hope that even non-library users at least KNOW that we exist!

Fortunately, the other users let this person have it in the discussion forum thread.

source: Book Rental Fail from

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I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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1 Response to Book ‘Rentals’?

  1. Deronica says:

    Library rent is the best because it’s usually free (unless we don’t get it back on time.) Besides, putting a due date helps put the book on a “must get done by this date”, which is important in the busy world we live in. I prefer the library because I don’t have to store the book or move it around when my address changes. My rule is to only buy it if I’m going to reference it or read it more than once. But to each their own, whatever works.

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