It has been borne in on me recently that my closet is very full. Full of books. (Nothing bears this in on one like an avalanche of hardcovers hurtling towards your head as you try to conduct the simple action of extracting a coat from a hanger.)

In particular, I have ten extra copies of the hardcover of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose that could use a good home. Rather than giving them away as contest prizes, it seemed like the most effective way of sharing the love was to make sure they wound up in libraries, where lots of people could enjoy them. (Unlike the top of my head, which doesn’t particularly enjoy them applied topically.)

If you’re a librarian and your library could use an extra copy of The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, please do email and let me know! If you aren’t a librarian, but think your local library could use a copy of Crimson, please do let your library know about the offer. I also discovered a couple of extra copies of the audio versions of Crimson Rose and Emerald Ring, so if your library needs audios, give me a shout.

I’ll be donating both the books and the audios on a first come, first serve, one copy per library basis.

4 Comments

  1. Beth on January 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I think it’s a great way to clear the closet and share such great work. We do that with the library and with the troops with Operation Paperback. Check out http://www.operationpaperback.org if you are looking for a way to help others and to share the love of books.

  2. alicia on January 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    That’s so generous Lauren! I will check the closest branch of the Boston Public Library 🙂

  3. Estelle C. on January 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

    The library where I work already has ample copies including audios, so I won’t apply, but I just wanted to say I think that’s a great idea and to thank you on the part of librarians in general.

  4. Rachel on January 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

    The Thomas Crane Library in Quincy MA had one copy of Crimson Rose and it took A YEAR for it to come off of permanent hold…That is how many people wanted to read it. Thank the book gods that I was able to borrow both it and Night Jasmine from my best friend! Because if I had had to join the hold queue, I’d still be waiting. So if more copies found their way to the TCPL…I bet there’d be many happy readers on the South Shore!!

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