Tidying Up, the Master Class

For those whose lives have not yet been changed by the magic of tidying up, another opportunity is on its way.

9781607749721_4090cArriving in January is Marie Kondo’s  Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up (Ten Speed Press; RH Large Print) and The New Yorker takes it as an opportunity to examine  “The Origin Story of Marie Kondo’s Decluttering Empire,”

The story mentions her stance on keeping books, “still-unread means never will be read, and that, once read, books shouldn’t be retained for rereading.” That got us wondering, have libraries seen an uptick in donations since the first book was published?

2 Responses to “Tidying Up, the Master Class”

  1. Aurora Says:

    YES! The person that processes our donations has joked about banning Konmarie’s method because of our increased donations.

  2. Robin Beerbower Says:

    Since I’m retired I’m not aware of increased donations but I know the new librarian who replaced me said after reading Kondo’s books cleaned out her bookshelves. Kondo’s method only worked for my clothes closet; haven’t touched my bookshelves because every book I touch sparks some sort of joy in me.