Library Downsizing

Wendy Lesser, in today’s Guardian, explores something that I try not to think about: downsizing one’s library. I know that at some point in the future, it will be inevitable that I will have to let some of my books go, but hopefully that will not be for many years yet.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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4 Responses to Library Downsizing

  1. robert says:

    Your link is empty – that’ll teach me not to read yesterday’s paper fully – goes to find paper copy!Getting rid of books??????

  2. Geoff says:

    Oops – link now fixed! Yep, I know, getting rid of books is a horrendous prospect, but one day, when I move to my one-room granny flat in a warden-controlled apartment for distressed gentlefolk, it will have to be faced!

  3. Michael says:

    It depends on the book. _Programming_MS_Access_95_, for example, may only serve as a mediocre doorstop.

  4. Geoff says:

    Mike, it’s true, and I’ve already got rid of most of those. But I have kept some back for their curiosity value – "The SAA Handbook", and "SAA and UNIX, IBM’s Open Systems Strategy", for example.

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