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.

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Stamp your books

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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