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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon October 27th, 2008, 1:49 pm

The tax write-offs that apply to individuals don't apply to businesses -- primarily because EVERYTHING a business does is tax-deductible. Individuals get a break if they donate a book; a business gets to deduct their costs from their profits no matter what they do with the product.

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Post by Divia » Mon October 27th, 2008, 8:22 pm

Divia... I understand that libraries won't necessarily want everything people want to give them, but I think there should be a way for people to learn of libraries that do need their books. I mean here in New Orleans, libraries were destroyed just as much as people's homes were during Katrina. They needed to rebuild their entire collections from the ground up. I think any libraries around the country could've and should've accepted anything people were willing to donate and then pass them on if they had no use for them.

Well I know that some libraries take them and then have a library sale, but some dont have the storage for it. I understand what you are saying about the ones in NO though.
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