a number of kind folks told me that an esteemed seller of manuals was going to be getting out of the business … It has been explained to me that they intend to throw them out next week. It’s a whole complicated story why, but it stems from the loss of the lease for the building and not enough of a business case to move it and set up another long-term storage.
But they’re being kind enough to allow me to try and take what I can, so that’s what I agreed to and what they’re up to.
These are very nice manuals, some dating back to the thirties. Many are of impeccable quality.
Source: In Realtime: Saving 25,000 Manuals « ASCII by Jason Scott