gollum123 writes: "Tom Wayne has amassed thousands of books in a warehouse during the 10 years he has run his used book store, Prospero's Books ( http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/books/05/28/bookb
u rning.ap/index.html ). But when he wanted to thin out the collection, he found he couldn't even give away books to libraries or thrift shops; they said they were full. So on Sunday, Wayne began burning his books in protest of what he sees as society's diminishing support for the printed word. "This is the funeral pyre for thought in America today," Wayne told spectators outside his bookstore as he lit the first batch of books. he envisions monthly bonfires until his supply — estimated at 20,000 books — is exhausted."