thoughts while evaluating used books 

slipcover: a device to ensure that the books inside will never be casually browsed

slipcover for a single volume: a way of announcing you really care about this book, but rarely read it (or at least this copy of it)

thoughts while evaluating used books 

When S.R. Ranganathan, father of modern librarianship, said "Every reader [their] book and every book its reader," I feel like he hadn't really foreseen this sort of thing.

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thoughts while evaluating used books 

@twistylittlepassages You laugh, but I learned how to play Mary Had A Little Lamb on a touch tone when I was 13 and I still know how to do it to this day. Young me would have loved this.

thoughts while evaluating used books 

@twistylittlepassages (It's 3212332223993212333222321)

thoughts while evaluating used books 

@BestGirlGrace nice! I might've enjoyed this sort of thing as a kid, but I was too scared of the telephone. however, I once did try to play songs on a wire egg slicer until my mom told me to knock it off because I might break it.

as I pointed out to some other commenters, if you're interested in this book, there are many inexpensive copies available at abebooks.com!

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@twistylittlepassages Well, someone's gotta revive the lost art of touch tone telephone music. The kids these days are spoiled with their MP3s and their streamy services.

thoughts while evaluating used books 

@BestGirlGrace I bet there's an app that recreates that effect on a smartphone!

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