Awful library books

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librarianbook.jpg is a collection of the worst library holdings. The items featured here are so old, obsolete, awful or just plain stupid that we are horrified that people might be actually checking these items out and depending on the information.”

Recent highlights from their collection include:

and much, much more.

As you can never know enough about awful library books, you can also stay up to date with the worst some libraries have to offer by following ALB's Twitter feed.

Many thanks to Richard for the link.

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Looking through the list of these old books, and reading the descriptions and some of the comments, is a fun way to spend some time. I would never have guessed that Sir Fred Hoyle, who wrote "The Nature of the Universe," (promoting the theory of a steady state universe and against the "big bang" theory), a book often cited by my seventh grade science teacher, had later co-authored "Diseases From Space."

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