Why I'm keeping my Encyclopedia Brittanica -- all 24 nondigital volumes
John Hughes, The Christian Science Monitor:
My wife came into my study with a suggestion bordering on heresy.
“Why,” she asked, “don’t you get rid of your encyclopedia?”
I did do a little research on who might use my 24 volume printed encyclopedia.
The local charity store refuses to accept them any more.
A local library held its annual sale and couldn’t sell full sets of encyclopedias for a dollar apiece.
But my 24 volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica are still on my shelves in all their leather-bound glory.
I look at them, if not in them, fondly almost every day.