From Mamita Mala:

The New Orleans Public Library is asking for any and all hardcover and paperback books for people of all ages in an effort to restock the shelves after Katrina. The staff will assess which titles will be designated for its collections. The rest will be distributed to destitute families or sold for library fundraising. Please send your books to:

Rica A. Trigs, Public Relations
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Now that, my friends, strikes me as a good cause. Damn. I can already think of a number of books that I and my wife have that we could sell on that could just as easily go to a public library system in need. I’ll start raiding my bookshelves over the next couple weeks.

Cross-posted at The Left End of the Dial.