Book Swap: February 2016


  • “I'm so pleased that people in this community still read actual books. I got some history, fiction, nonfiction. I'm a very eclectic reader. This is great. I hope you do this all the time.”  –Karen
  • “I am excited to find this Lemony Snicket book, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events.’ My friends read this and said I would like it.”  –Opal
  • “I found this Ursula K. Le Guin book. She was an anthropologist who wrote science fiction. I have a trio of her books, but this fourth book is harder to find. I am so happy to find it!”  –Lynn
  • “I'm getting new kids’ books for my daughter. This is also a good way to trade in her old books and let somebody else have them.”  –Eva
  • “I am picking up mystery books. I'm trying to write a mystery, and I figured I should read some. This is not for school.” 
  • “I found ‘The DaVinci Code.’ After I’m done with it, I'll drop it off in the Friends of Silver Spring Library bin to let someone else read it.” –Jaime
  • “I got my mom these books I know she has never read: ‘Goldfinch’ and ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.’”
  • “Mommy, can I go find a chair to read this now?”  –Mayra
  • “I love how many decluttering books have shown up!”  –Kathy
  • “I brought a copy of my book ‘Hypatia Academy.’ I've also written a series for kids about living in a nutty family.  It’s aimed at reluctant readers. I'm always happy to see children reading and moving through the world of the books.”  –Esther
  • “There are some interesting selections here. My daughter found a book about Egyptians. I got this Andy Rooney book.  I love comedy.”  –Irene
  • “I found Tom Stoppard's ‘Arcadia,’ one of my favorites. I’ve seen the play twice, and there are a couple of quotes I always want to remember.”  –Lisa
  • “I found the book ‘Saladin’ about the most powerful Kurd in history. He diminished the Crusades in the Middle East.”  –Rob
  • “Can I really just take them?!? I love the library.”  –young boy
  • “I picked up the book ‘How Not to Look Old.’ I didn’t have my glasses on, and I thought it was called ‘How to Look Old.’  I learned that one of the best things I can do for my relationship is to have my eyebrows waxed. Who knew?”   –Mary
  • “My young son got some books for himself and others to read to his sister. He’s teaching her how to read.”
  • “I was glad to find a couple of books for nieces and nephews.”  –Masha
  • “I was looking up something the other day about Lithuania. My old atlas from 1960 says it is still part of the Soviet Union. This atlas is from 1991.  It’s not new, but it’s better than 1960.”  –Marilyn
  • “When I was 4 or maybe 6, I saw this big hole in the ground, and now it's a whole library. It's like being in the future! I love the library.”  –Ian
  • “Wonderful event! This is what community is about. I'll be joining the Time Bank at the next orientation.”

The SSTB was thrilled to partner with Velocity Books to organize this swap.  All remaining books were donated to Velocity Books.