In the UK, elderly customers at charity shops are buying up hardback books – as cheap fuel.
Cheaper than coal?
One assistant said: ‘Book burning seems terribly wrong but we have to get rid of unsold stock for pennies and some of the pensioners say the books make ideal slow-burning fuel for fires and stoves.
A lot of them buy up large hardback volumes so they can stick them in the fire to last all night.’
read the full article in metro.co.uk, Pensioners burn books for warmth.