Okay, we've got a big bed bug invasion in this region of the country, and out of mild curiosity, I Googled "Bed Bugs" +books. It seems many people whose homes get infested with these nasty critters end up tossing out almost everything they own. The bugs like to hide in clothes, furniture, BOOKS, and all sorts of other common household items. The experts warn against bringing any USED ITEMS into your home (such as books, clothes, furniture, etc.). Also, avoid THRIFT SHOPS and FREE TABLES. Jesus, this could change my whole lifestyle. Now I'm afraid to go into thrift shops and buy used books. Rummage sales, yard sales are out. People can get infected in LIBRARIES, hospitals, stores, movie theaters. The damned bugs are almost impossible to get rid of, and expensive (pesticide treatments, steam heat treatments). You don't really need to throw out everything if this happens to you. You can seal up all your books and other possessions in ziplock bags and store them for 18 months, and the bugs will die from lack of food (your blood). Crimony, this is the one thing that could push me towards using a Kindle.