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as one so afflicted, here's a group for people who use books for mail art purposes or even just labor under the yoke of book addiction, those yearning masses who amass books intended for reading but which, mostly just pile up.

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Vertical or horizontal?

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 10. 3 Replies

What is better, to have a Tsundoku pile or line up your books along a shelf? My Tsundoku are on the top of my chest of drawers, but I have also a smaller collection on a pile inside a bookcase. I…Continue

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Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 12, 2019 at 11:41pm

Hey, Bonnie! Re: y'r book page offer...

Looks like this could be a mail art project in which you send out pages [even unasked for] and tell people they can alter and return them, then publish, reuse as art supplies, further alter, use as rolling papers, read to an audio recorder, etc., etc., etc.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 12, 2019 at 11:37pm

Hey! Wonderful picture. As if from another world, about 120-years different!

Comment by Bradford on February 12, 2019 at 10:44pm

Free, or next to free?  Often, the Salvation Army nearby has a 5 or even 10 for 99¢ sale.  I've bought up to 70 books at a time.  They even give you boxes to put them in.  One lady saves ones she knows I'll like and points them out when I walk in so I don't miss 'em.  To think I bought the Palmer Method of Business Writing, 1901, for a max of 50¢.

Comment by jimmyconnors on February 12, 2019 at 4:57pm

oy. self-knowledge is the first step to maturity, someone said

Comment by Bonniediva on February 12, 2019 at 4:47pm

I can't walk by a library book sale or thrift store book section. I have to have them! I have been trying to limit myself, but who are we kidding? LOL! I love them even more when they're free! 

Would any of you like some random book pages?

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on February 12, 2019 at 4:33pm

Here:

"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our...

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