Last year I picked out all the Gay related books out of my bookcases, together with all the books I wanted to sell via Bol.com [Dutch version of Amazon]. The Gay authors and books were packed in 12 big boxes and moved to the basement. The books for sale went in the same direction, but after no-sales for months I removed my link at Bol. The books stayed where they were, occupying space were once a bike stood.
When we started to clean up the place last month, I finally made the call to IHLIA to let them know some 1200+ books were looking for a good home, together with a box of XXX DVD’s and some 360 E-books in PDF. The last ‘stack’ of books was the lightest one, just the weight of a disk.
This morning the conservator ‘special collections’ at the Amsterdam Public Library and a member of staff picked up the boxes. When they saw the smile on my face when they picked up a carrier bag full of DVD’s they asked what was going on. I only had to direct their eyesight to the text on the side of the bag, it said in silver lettering DELICIOUS