Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ginkgo book swap August 21

Help new ideas blossom at Ginkgo Organic Gardens' 2nd annual book swap!

Clean out those bookshelves and bring your beloved-but-no-longer-needed books to the gardens this Saturday, August 21st. From 2-4pm, we'll paw through each other's donated books, listen to readings by local authors, eat some snacks, and enjoy the garden greenery. (And psst - if it rains on Saturday, bring books and bug spray on Sunday, August 22nd, instead.)

All leftover books will be donated to Open Books, a community-based nonprofit that promotes literacy in Chicago.

The treasures...left written in books, I turn over and peruse in company with my friends, and if we find anything good in them, we pick it out, and think it a great gain if we thus become useful to one another.
—Socrates, quoted by Xenophon, quoted by Matthew Crawford in Shop Class As Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work