No, this isn't a photo of customers at the library hunting down the latest Jeffrey Archer novel.
It's a photo of
I'm not sure what to make of it really. Maybe they could have offloaded them to charity shops at least? I guess if I was the author of one of those books I wouldn't be too chuffed, but I did like some of the quotes in the article I read about it.
"...they have been coming from far and wide. I had one chap call me up from Milton Keynes yesterday ..."
" ... I've got quite a mixed bag, something about hair cutting, housework, and another called 'The Life of Long Legged Women' ..."
" ... people have been backing cars and vans and even a Porsche into the warehouse so they can stock up..."
"... one couple even came in a campervan and I think they slept overnight and then crammed as many books as they could into their van and drove off ..."
" ... the contents of the aircraft hangar-sized warehouse are a librarian's worst nightmare, with the books piled willy-nilly and not separated according to subject or genre ..." Well I have to agree with that one.
I suppose it was better than burning the place down, and if it brings a whole new audience to "The Life of Long Legged Women" then who am I to complain?