This was the scene at a warehouse in Bristol, England. Apparently, the previous tenant, a discount bookseller, left behind a few gazillion of its books and the management figured the best way to clear their building was to invite the public to come and take what they wanted. They didn’t have to ask twice! According to the Daily Mail, thousands of bibliophiles showed up and have been taking books away by the carload. It’s not a very pretty sight, but it’s better than sending them straight to the recycler. At least this way they have a chance at another life.
See more photos and the story at the Daily Mail.
via Book Patrol