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One of my bugbears at work is tatty, out-of-date books not being weeded from the library shelves. Many of my colleagues hate to do away with anything but who wants to read a brown paged, dog-eared something from 1974? When I was in the branches I was quite ruthless and weeded constantly. Now I’ve found a blog that vindicates my stance.

The Awfullibrarybooks blog is a collection of the worst library holdings. “The items featured here are so old, obsolete, awful or just plain stupid that we are horrified that people might be actually checking these items out and depending on the information. This blog contains actual library holdings. No specific libraries or librarians are named to protect the guilty. Check your shelves, it could be you”.

As an EXCELLENT example of their craft, read this entry (the picture is a taster) – it contains a dire warning about what happens when you don’t follow a regular weeding program . . . Heidi

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