California! Ross 1981 Submitter: Just found this in the stacks today. I wish that I could have gotten a better picture of the uniform goldenrod color. Besides the very yellowed pages and cover, the book is being held together with
Witchcraft Gibson 1973 Submitter: I wasn’t worried until I saw the title page. [Included below] Holly: I wonder how many decades ago that was written in this book?
This was written when I was a little more than irritated about the umpteenth time I have seen more tape than book. The “rescue at all costs” a 5 dollar paperback is one of my top library peeves (right after old
Where is Baby’s Present? Katz 2009 Submitter: This is a weed based on book condition, not content, and to be fair to the baby who ripped the wrapping paper off the page while looking for the present, that’s the first
Soil Testing Manual: Procedures, Classification Data, and Sampling Practices
Submitter: I work in an engineering library. This is the sort of book vandalism only engineering students would do- please note the careful workmanship. The knife never punctured the cover, and the letters were lifted off without tearing them or the cover underneath. We are torn between annoyance at people altering books and respect for creativity and craftsmanship so rarely seen these days.
Earthsearch : A Kids’ Geography Museum in a Book Cassidy 1994 Submitter: This book is a fun hands on exploration of the earth’s geography. The book has been well used and loved based on its current state. There are several
Angela and Diabola Banks 1997 Submitter: The juvenile fiction collection at my library hasn’t been weeded in ages, but I do wonder about the person who decided to add a barcode to this book and then later update it with an
Everyone Eats Kuo 2012 Submitter: I think this one wins the Irony of the Year award. One of my colleagues asked whether we should bother re-ordering this one. I suggested maybe we see if there’s a more sturdy, less appetizing