Libraries and eBay

As libraries clear their shelves for new acquisitions they tend to throw away a lot of good stuff. I picked up my copy of the Surgeon General's history of the War of the Rebellion for free; my father picked up a 1670s medical text the same way.

According to this, some libraries are starting to use eBay to sell off "excess inventory," and one Missouri public library has realized $3,500 from online auctions in just one season of cleanup.

Hopefully that's not $3,500 for more copies of Ludlum novels.