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November 29, 2004 | 2 books mentioned

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.

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.

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