Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Bookseller Burns Books ... Again

Michael Lieberman notes that Kansas City book dealer Tom Wayne hauled out the grill again yesterday, but not for the traditional Labor Day fare of burgers and hot dogs ... Wayne decided he needed another publicity infusion, so be burned more books. (Of course the attempt is working like a charm.) This guy's becoming the Britney Spears of the book world ... just when we start to forget he's around, out come the shenanigans.

Wayne said that many people have offered suggestions for what can be done with the books he doesn't want, but that "many of the solutions would have involved 'thousands of dollars and dozens of hours' of their time or the people who wanted them were competitors." So naturally he'd rather destroy them than give them to someone else who could use them in some way.