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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Junkyard Dog, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:44 AM.
Greeted by this as I walked in the door to work. I immediately grabbed the Kreyszig.
I wouldn't be able to read a real book, the print's too small so I switched to a Kindle. I've got shelves of them here that I need to give away.
I scored like this a couple of times in college when the library decided to get rid of stuff.
I was told there wouldn’t be any math on this test ?!?
Could I have the one that explains where to place a Fuzz pedal on my effects board?
Free is good. Always and forever.
When I worked as a painter for the City of Oakland CA building maintenance department, I built up a great collection of free- and thrift-shop books. I had a bookcase in the paint shop, and another one in the downtown painters shop. I got nothing but abuse from all the other craft workers, who seemed to be determined to live up to the stereotype of STUPID. Carpenters, plumbers, painters... why do they need to read?
At one point I was given a temporary assignment, working with the front office. Within a week they had taken all my books (300 or so) and thrown them in the dumpster. Why? I don't know.
Several years ago a booky friend and I discovered the was actually a used bookstore in our little town. Had been for a while...
We went down on the next Saturday morning only to find they were closing and might sell us some books anyway.
Then one lady said, "actually, y'all can have the books, but you have to take all of them. We have to vacate this building. "
3-4 pickup loads later, dumped in my buddy's bank yard, and sorted the rest of the weekend.
I still laugh when I think about it.
If you're ever in Baltimore on a weekend and want to hit the free books jackpot, visit the Book Thing.
There is a limit of 150,000 books per person per day.
That would have been my first pick. I may have had that calculus and analytical geometry book. I remember my advisor laughing because it was abbreviated "Anal geometry" on my course list.
I bet you have the Mark's Handbook.