Friday, September 5, 2008

This is why we can't have nice things


Today I learned that elsewhere in the world, they have free book exchanges in outdoor public parks:


photo: Daniel Hamermesh

What a great concept. It would be nice have that here too, but unfortunately our city's not ready for it yet. Aside from a few esoteric or academic zones, I don't think an unattended bookshelf full of books would survive one day in Vancouver. The free books would become a panhandling industry, and the bookshelf itself would be stripped by metal thieves.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Have to agree with you on this one.