Awful Library Books

I discovered this hilarious blog just today when it was featured on WordPress.

Awful Library Books is a pretty self explanatory blog title but here is what the blog writers say about their site:

This site is a collection of public library holdings that we find amusing and maybe questionable for public libraries trying to maintain a current and relevant collection.  Contained in this site are actual library holdings.  No libraries are specifically mentioned to protect our submitters who might disagree with a particular collection policy.  (A good librarian would probably be able to track down the holding libraries without too much trouble anyway…)

Your “awful” librarians for this site are Mary and Holly.  We are public librarians in a medium sized public library in Michigan and the opinions expressed are totally our own. We do tend to articulate our particular library’s collection objectives when making comments.  Our criteria for inclusion of titles are simply anything that amuses us.  None of the books presented are particularly awful (okay, maybe some are).  These books are just odd, outdated or maybe should be reconsidered under a current interpretation of collection policies. In no way should the opinions of Mary and Holly be interpreted as a standard for every library.  We just want to have a few chuckles and talk about library collections.

Comments are welcome, but we do ask everyone to “be nice” and use your library voice.
We would love submissions.  Feel free to email us any scans of covers:

They take submissions! I think I just found a new hobby.


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