Thursday, June 09, 2011

A book rescue nightmare

Shaunna Raycraft of Pine Lake Saskatchewan took over a collection of 350,000 books when a neighbor threatened to burn them after her collector husband passed away. So Raycraft and her husband plunged in and took over the collection, bringing a small house onto their property to accommodate all the books. They piled box after box of books into the house. The books range from old textbooks to volumes of Shakespeare to 'How-To' manuals.

"We're talking 30 tonnes of books. The weight of the books is pulling the house apart."

Now Raycraft and her own husband don't know what to do with all the books and are forced to contemplate burning some books themselves.

Full story and video report are available at CBC News.

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