Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weeding Treasures

I did some pretty significant weeding today with some fellow librarians.  Much to my delight, I found a  buried treasures.  "Treasures" meaning completely ridiculous books that have no business being on my shelves.

 Example #1:
I weeded a very old series about the 50 states.  The picture they chose to represent all the beauty and culture in Hawaii is baffling.  Really? The best picture you could find features a homely family from Minnesota wearing sweatshirts and blankets?!?

Example #2
As a native North Dakotan I find this book incredibly offensive.  The Hay Bail Tribe has a long and respected history in North Dakota and they don't deserve this kind of exploitation.  

I may have also found a few of these that are now safely housed in my personal collection. It's okay, you can be jealous.


  1. I think this could be your niche that makes your blog unique...

  2. Sadly, it's already been done. Although, I'm honored you're finally following my blog. Especially since the first time I told you about it, you rolled your eyes.