Here is a link to Cracked.com where it lists 6 reasons why we are in a book burning period in history. Apparently as new books come into libraries room has to be made somehow and instead of donating these books they are simply destroyed. Also when bookstores like Borders go bankrupt they would rather destroy the books instead of giving them away. Not only is this such a waste of books but how many trees were destroyed to make the paper they were printed on? One thing about ebooks, no trees were harmed in the making of them.