I just hate how books are being treated as decor by some people.
Maybe people have forgotten that at one time, books were hard to come by. The invention of the printing press, and later, the computer, made it so much easier to share learning.
I guess people have gotten complacent. “What do I need with this old thing”, they think, “I’ve got a new iPad. Oh, this book goes so nicely with the drapes! I’ll see if I can find others like that!”