Buying books still good for economy
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:32 pm

To the Editor:

Books. I love them.

I read on the internet, one person’s opinion: buying books is unnecessary. I disagree vehemently! As a life-long reader (I am 62), I collect my favorite authors (Stephen King, Dean Koontz and others).

I enjoy seeing them on my shelves. Yes, many books end up in used book stores and thrift shops. What is wrong with that? Those books are being “recycled” through communities; people who can’t afford to buy new.

Some are actually donated to libraries, either for sales or to be placed on their shelves. With budget cuts for libraries, why not donate used books? Makes good economic sense to me.

Georgia Macy, Fort Jackson