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By posted at 1:25 pm on November 29, 2004 0

My mom pointed out this article in the Washington Post about a bookstore in Baltimore that primarily gives away books rather than selling them. It’s called the Book Thing:

“That’s the whole thing with the Book Thing,” Wattenberg says. “All I am is a middleman. The people have books…. They give them to me, they’re happy to have a place to see them go somewhere, and the people that get the books are happy to get the books.”

Also, file under conspicuous consumption: Anyone looking for an extravagant gift for the film buff in their life should look no further.

Spotted on the el: The Travels of Marco Polo… sure the red line doesn’t go all the way to China, but we can dream.

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