The Lifecycle of a Book: Selection

Much like natural selection, Libros Schmibros takes the generously bestowed book bounty of the city and chooses titles that best fit our holdings. It’s important that the right books come to us, and that they combine with our library in ways that make sense. Books we can’t use are re-donated, though that means finding time and labor to haul them off to the library, or some other repository. Honestly, we appreciate the gesture, but we’d really rather not get the likes of Readers Digest Condensed Books or back issues of National Geographic at all.

That said, we dig your books and want more of them. New books get yellow stickers so that we know they’ve not yet been catalogued in our database. Patrons have asked what these yellow dots mean, and if these are the ones that are available for checkout. Truth is, all books are up for grabs, be it for checkout or for keeps.

2 thoughts on “The Lifecycle of a Book: Selection

  1. I have some books on the border, outsider art, Latino interior design and others. Are these things that would appeal to your teenagers?



    • Hi JD!

      Thanks for your interest in donating books! Those are indeed books that would appeal to our patrons; however, for the time being, we’re unable to accept new books through the end of our Hammer show, due to space constraints.

      But please email in mid-November — we should be able to accept the books then.

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