Is "The Book Thing" A Good Thing?


Every weekend, Russell Wattenburg, creator of The Book Thing gives away thousands of donated books to eager bibliophiles in the Baltimore area. How does he do it? A spartan lifestyle, but also through a profitible business from the sale of select on-line books. Some find his charitable efforts easier to criticize than to condone. More from The Baltimore Sun.


The guy that runs the operation clearly hates booksellers. Yet he is one. He stamps all his books with a "not for resale" stamp. Everyone that donates to him should stamp their books "not for resale".

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