How to dispense with 30 tons of books? Burn them, the custodian of a massive Canadian collection has decided.
It’s the second time the book collection in Saskatoon has been slated for a fiery end. Seven years ago, when her neighbor died, Shauna Raycraft intervened and saved the books from destruction. The neighbor’s widow, faced with the prospect of getting rid of her husband’s 300,000 books, had wanted to simply burn them.
Raycraft had the books trucked to her property. Over the better part of a decade, she has managed to sort only a third of them; about 200,000 remain.
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