Disappearing Ink: What Will Happen to All the Books?

On a cool Thursday evening in January, several women gather around folding tables in a Central Phoenix warehouse to sort thousands of books, pausing only to pull out a greeting card used as a bookmark or to show off a rare find. This ritual takes all year -- and every year, the work of putting together what's billed as one of the largest used book sales in the country is the same. Only the titles change. Read the full story by Claire Lawton here.

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