operation: book drop

operation: book drop

When I was at Mo’s, the foreigner bar of Mokpo, South Korea, I became engrossed in a conversation. Eventually, the topic of reading and good books came up. After discussing a bit of our favourite books, the debate (which was far from being a debate) came up on e-readers versus books. We all agreed that we were old-fashioned romantics… but then the idea of passing on books came along. As a book collector myself, I have a greedy, insatiable addiction to owning books. A guy I had just met named David said that he had heard someone explain the downfall of that idea in this way: books are inexpensive knowledge. Knowledge is power and power is money. So, if you’ve read a good book and you put it on the shelf, it inevitably becomes uninvested capital. The return on investment for books is much greater if shared!

What a poetic yet oh-so-logical argument.

And so began Operation: Book Drop.