Get your minds out of the gutter.
I stripped books for the first time tonight at my part-time bookstore job. For those of you who don’t know, mass market books are “returned” to the publisher by tearing off the front cover, returning that for credit, then recycling the rest of the book. Yes, horribly wasteful, etc. etc. but this was the first time I’ve done it myself.
And it was books from the SF/F section (Chadwick, I know you’re reading this — don’t worry, we were careful but we desperately needed the space!), so I knew a lot of the authors. To everyone whose covers I stripped and whose books I destroyed tonight: I’m sorry.
On the other hand, with a few authors (who I didn’t know) it was strangely cathartic. Mwa-haha…