Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Browned off

Not surprised to see Ian Rankin's name so high up the list if last year's Dunfermline charity shops are anything to go by. The question is, do people actually read the books that they eventually palm off to charity shops?

The author and/or book that always seems to be in abundance at thrift shop sales, stoop sales and library fund raisers in Brooklyn? Step forward Ian McEwan's 2001 novel, 'Atonement'. If I had a dollar for every time that unbroken spine stared back at me at a book sale, I could afford a kindle . . . and afford to put a few books on the kindle.

2 comments:

stuart said...

That reminds me – must go to Oxfam and buy back all the books I gave them last time I had a clear out...

Darren said...

Tell me about it.

I'm like that with books, music, magazines and old t shirts.