History can be hilarious! Consider words with meanings that have changed over time (remember when “gay” meant happy, like “Grandmother is so gay”?), sexist advertisements that could elicit modern-day lawsuits and library books that now seem grossly inappropriate.
As luck would have it, Michigan librarians Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discovered that the latter yields an especially large amount of laugh-worthy material. So much, in fact, that it’s become a personal hobby for them to weed out amusing/borderline-obscene books to post on their website, Awful Library Books.“Weeding is a part of most librarians’ jobs,” explains Hibner to Asylum in an exclusive interview. “Weeding” is the word used to describe this awesome hunt for books gone sour. “Most libraries move their weeded titles to their used-book sales since people love old books, funny books and collectible books,” Hibner adds.
But instead of just throwing all those books into the sell pile, Hibner and Kelly are sharing them with the world. After all, they’re good for laughs and occasional gasps. Continue reading to see a selection of truly awful library books aimed at men.