Staff Picks: Books

Staff-recommended reading from the KPL catalog.

Giving and Getting

My curiosity was sparked, when One Red Paperclip fell off the shelf into my hand.  Blogger Kyle MacDonald documents how he traded one red paperclip on Craigslist--and later on his own blog—for something “bigger and better” each time he traded. Eventually, his trades earned him a house in Kipling, Saskatchewan.
MacDonald’s quest wasn’t just about gaining material goods, but also about linking people up with things and experiences that mattered to them--and meeting plenty of interesting folks along the way. 

If MacDonald’s story intrigues you, consider trades on the Kalamazoo area Craigslist, or you can join the local “reuse group,” Portage-Kalamazoo Freecycle™,” and simply give away what you don’t need.


One Red Paperclip: Or How an Ordinary Man Achievd His Dream with the Help of a Simple Office Supply


I LOVED this book! It is the American entrepeneurial spirit alive and well. Should be required reading for every student! thanks Christine for making me aware of it.

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