Bookstore Owner Promotes Literacy by . . . Burning Books?

By Communications Office RSS Tue, May 29, 2007

Unable to find organizations that would accept donations of used books, frustrated bookstore owner Tom Wayne of Kansas City, Missouri decided to burn some of his overstock this past Sunday in "protest of people not reading books." Wayne called the fire that was put out by the Kansas City Fire Department after 50 minutes a "funeral pyre for thought in America today."

Comments:

  • Allan S. in Philadelphia, Tue 5/29/2007 1:48 PM:
    He must have had a rather large stock or it would have definitely been better to just leave them on the street. I'm always finding good reads that way.

  • Nicole in Minnesota, Thu 5/31/2007 10:22 AM:
    This definitely reminds me of Fahrenheit 451. Crazy, but sad! People these days have so many things to occupy their time with, that reading gets pushed aside too often.

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