Warning: this is a charity solicitation.
I’m fortunate enough to work for a library where I can pretty much buy all the books I want for my collections. Most libraries aren’t that fortunate. Many are really hurting. Over at Guys Lit Wire, they’re holding a book fair for an inner city high school library in D.C., which before this started had less than one book per student. I’m coming in late to the party – the fair only runs through Wednesday, May 18th, yet, but there’s still quite a bit left on their Powell’s wish list. There are Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams and history and college search and urban gardening books that the high school librarian is still hoping to have in her library. Many of them are under $10, so nearly everyone reading this could hopefully afford to send at least one book.
I wish I could tell you that I’d already sent mine, but I’m planning to do so as soon as I get home from work today.