Richard R. left a comment here a few days ago coming up with a brilliant idea. What we need is some sort of central location that would lend to discriminating readers these forgotten and long out of print books I have been writing about. And all the others who have been writing about similar books elsewhere in the blogosphere.
Here's my proposal.
While I cannot actually become a huge distribution center for the entire country, I am willing to loan out any book to any reader who visits my blog. I can be a Midwestern version in miniature for starters. Don't all gasp. You all love books and I know you would take care of anything I would send your way.
So if you are having difficulty locating a copy through your local library, through interlibrary loan or buying an affordable copy in a used bookstore or via the internet, I will happily let you read my copy.
1. Click on the "View my complete profile" link at the bottom of the ABOUT ME box on the right side of this page.
2. Find the Email link on the left side of my profile page.
3. Click on the link and send me an email with the title you want to read and your mailing address.
4. I send you the book via Priority Mail and include a return label and a Priority stamp to return the book.
No cost! When returning all you have to do is provide the Priority Mail box (they're free at any post office) and pack it up with tender care.
Unfortunately, I can only do this for people in the US. Can't afford to ship for free outside of the country.
It's the least I can do.