Release it or recycle it!

Would anyone actually consider pitching a book into a rubbish can?

There are sensible alternatives..this book-oriented repurposing, recycling, redistributing article breaks it down:

Greening of the Books

Now that the paper pulp has dried, the presses inked, the binding sewn (or glued) for heaven's sakes let as many eyes scan the text as possible!
I only pitch 'em if they are molded or used by pests as a potty.

But I take that 'what can I do with this?' approach to most things. I /love/ repurposing!

My local children's museum gets bags of: oatmeal canisters, clean B-flute cardboard scraps, bottle caps, plastic sock 'hangers', and the like. They have an ongoing segment featuring recycle art, but even museums/art programs that don't can put it to use.

I've recently found a cooperative 'stuff' shopping bank for large deposits of this sort of trash that has a future somewhere. From metal hangers to decorator swatchbooks, packing material and produce trays, someone crafty, brilliant or both can alter the future of this plastic noise.

Along these lines, Whole Foods Market is now recycling 5's (woo-hoo!!). That's alot of yogurt cups and deli containers. Origins is now collecting shampoo and product tops, which previously had no place to call home either.

More ideas broken down here:
Recycling Guide

A few ziplocs of odd clutter until I make my rounds means that my garbage bin is lighter each week, and my footprint is softer. Now if I could just find a reasonably replacement for the plastic bag that lines the bin...

any ideas?


Paper in Boards or Sliver of Dreams and Substance?

As a bookseller, do I inspire?

Am I not providing tools to each customer, tools to do with as they wish?

I invision each book



processed with authentic, open mind,

mused upon,

meditated with,

prayed over and

allowed to guide new thoughts.

We're not really talking about paper in boards, here. I consider books wings of the mind, gateways to freedom, slivers of dream and substance, packaged, like most things nowadays,

"To Go".

ZenHabits: Ode to Joy as an anthem for clarity

My 12 yr old daughter is singing Ode To Joy in falsetto.

autumn wheat books
As a bookseller, homeschooling mom and information junkie, and like most parents, there's always something to study, observe, notate, doodle, plan, type, research or put on the "To Do" list. To Do bureau. To Do room.

Piles and stacks, ordered as they may be, keep my furniture from floating away and my mind from being bored, but today I begin here. I happened upon a clarifying spot on the web, ZenHabits, and it nudged me, as a good self-help book or intense dream/to-do list will, to just begin.

and so I shall.

Come join the conversation in my head as I pilot the waters of clarity, organization, growth and, indeed, bookselling. More on the career later. For now, check out ZenHabits for yourself. I'll be in the front yard, singing Ode To Joy.