Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bedbugs Found in Library Book: End of the World as We Know It

Photo from Duke University Yearbook
I've been a proponent of electronic books for a number of reasons. But yesterday I learned about a new reason that electronic books are preferred to the paper variety, perhaps the most powerful reason of all:

Bedbugs have been found in books.

You heard that right. While Niketown was closed in New York City because of bedbugs, that's not nearly as significant as bedbugs finding a nice, happy home inside of books. A library in Frederick, Maryland found bedbugs inside of a book in one of its branches.

What's next? Offices? Movie theater seats? Wait. No. Bedbugs have already been found in those places. You can read about outwitting bedbugs here. (And good luck to you -- you'll need it.)

Thanks to DCist for spotting this story. I think.

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