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Reader Book Swap Tonight

By Jess D'Amico in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 1, 2007 7:04PM

Today the Reader is holding a book swap. At the Cubby Bear.

We think books should be, in a way, like toys. There are the collectible kinds and the kind meant to be played with and read over and over again until they are too well-loved to live. Then there's the kind you like for a while but ultimately don't need to keep forever and ever; this is when it's time to heed mom's advice and '"let someone else have a turn."

And while we think books should die from too many dog-eared pages and too-far-stretched spines, they should probably not meet their demise from too much spilled beer at a sports bar.

The fun starts at 5:30pm. You can bring and take up to 15 books, and the first 300 people get totebags. Because nothing says literature and totebags like the Cubby Bear.