...but I think this warrants an exception. During my 10 o'clock breaks at work, I'm usually in the Bureau of Workers' Compensation library on the third floor of the building where I work. I'll take a look at The Columbus Dispatch and maybe Newsweek or The Wall Street Journal. I usually don't read the books there, because most of them deal with safety issues and technology. The computer manuals are also woefully obsolete. I remember borrowing many of them from the library in the mid-'90s, when I bought my first computer.
One of the obsolete books that I did enjoy borrowing, and which I borrowed more than once, was the third edition of Prentice Hall's Words into Type. As a onetime typesetter, and as a person who sees the utility and necessity of word processing and computers, while simultaneously loathing them, I found the book fascinating. Prentice Hall published a guide for proper hyphenation, punctuation, how to set up tables and charts in hot type, covered the merits of Monotype versus Linotype when it came to using many foreign characters (way predating holding down an ALT key and punching in ASCII characters on the numbers pad!), how to determine a word count, etc.
Yesterday, I came in for my daily perusal of The Dispatch and one of the librarians handed me their copy of Words into Type. The librarians periodically go through their collection and weed out the woefully obsolete books, or books that no one has checked out for years. They were nice enough to remember my fondness for this (now-) antiquated green volume, and rather than consign it to the Dumpster, were nice enough to give it to me.
Below is the personal reference library of a self-proclaimed "grammar fascista", which includes Words into Type. Her blog is one that I only discovered tonight, but will definitely follow.