Hunting for an interesting story between the trickers and the treaters, I came across this blurb on how one beer brewers club has advanced the great cause of great beer:
One of the main reasons the Portland system has such a vast collection is because Fred Eckhardt, the dean of American beer writers, lives here. (His classic "The Essentials of Beer Style" is one of his six titles available, but as with most beer books his are in heavy demand and have a waiting list).What a great idea. If everyone who read this here blog in one month just donated one hundred books each to their local library...that would be a 2.5 million beer books in the hands of the unsuspecting worldwide - not to mention a huge boon to the publishing industry.
Eight years ago the Oregon Brew Crew, a conspiracy of home brewers, microbrewers and beer lovers, donated funds for the library’s beer book collection in recognition of Fred. Recently the OBC voted to donate $400 to expand the library’s collection of beer books, again in Fred’s honor, this time for his 80th birthday.
Don't worry. Start small. Give one.