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9 Of The Worst Library Books (PHOTOS)

Posted by Editor on August 3, 2010

From the Huffington Post, by Mary Kelly

Every library has them: titles in the collection that we stumble upon and think, “What is this doing here?” “Weeding” is where librarians take a close look at our collections and remove items that are past their prime. They are outdated, irrelevant, or just plain funny. AwfulLibraryBooks is a collection of the worst of library holdings. The authors collect the discards of their colleagues around the world and post them (anonymously, of course). The point is to have fun, laugh, and celebrate the time and place when these old, obscure books were popular.

If you’d like to re-live our moment as guests on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in November 2009, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxQvm2oLewU.

Submissions are always welcome. Send scanned book covers and any commentary you’d like to add to awfullibrarybooks@gmail.com.

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