Not sure on the de-smeller machine yet. The problem is you can only smell so many before you lose the ability to judge. We think it is doing a good job on the more porous books but time will tell.
Tons - literally -of donations and deletes have shown up this week. What an interesting batch of deletes we are getting, things to make the reference and history readers shell out their hard earned money. I especially liked the DK History of Rock and Roll . I think I'll put that out on our permanent sales shelves (Pass the welcome desk, take a right at the donut shop).
I am working on an hypothesize about the type and condition of the box versus the worth of the contents. Patrons do donate an amazing assortment of wonderful item but there is also a great deal of debris.
Our box counts keep rising, children are ahead as usual but I am surprised at how well we are doing in Spanish and Video - thank you to the patron who donated 400 very nice videos this week. We have already sold a few online. Who would have thought that Strategic Air Command with James Steward would sell for $23?
Happy Father's Day to all who are celebrating. My daughter in law is going to attempt creme brulee.