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Re: [BKARTS] secret book repair

You know, I bet if you made the offer in the wording and tone that
you did here, they probably would love to have you fix it. I really
would encourage you to talk to them first.

I fix books free of charge all the time, but I'm just a learner. :-)
It drives my husband nuts. Generosity is not a bad thing.

---Amy West (school library volunteer)

Date:    Mon, 14 Mar 2005 23:55:17 -0500
From:    Frances Castle <StringBeanJean@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: secret book repair
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See, I have a favorite book from a local university library and it is
totally falling apart. It would be so easy to fix. It is not
particularly old or valuable or anything, and I am pretty sure that I
am the only person who even knows it exists. I love the book and I
want to fix it so they don't throw it out. I know I could just point
out the damage to them, but I'm afraid that if I did they would throw
it out immediately rather than spend time or money fixing it. I work
as a bookbinder who specializes in repair, and it would be so easy
for me to fix this book. Do you all think that these thoughts of mine
are totally unethical? Or maybe you think I am very generous for
wanting to repair a book free-of-charge? Thanks for the advice,

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