Last weekend, I found myself in Greenbelt, a place which I hadn't visited in ages. The time spent there reminded me that it is good to get out of my cave every now and then.
I did, however, meet a surprise when I went to National Bookstore. Of course, the first thing that caught my eye was the display in the middle:
That takes me back to my days in university when I would go to the main National Bookstore in Cubao to scour an entire floor with books for 10 pesos (less than $0.50). When I took a closer look at the books on sale, though, I was truly horrified. See those tags on the spine? What do they remind you of?
Take a closer look yourself.
See the label "Free Library of Philadelphia"?
I don't know, but if I had seen these labels on books in a library, I wouldn't be surprised. From grade school to high school to uni - school libraries always had books donated from American sources. The question that bugs me is why is National Bookstore selling these books?
I might be wrong, but it seems that these books were donated for some other use. :S