Last week’s New York Times special edition on the Fifty Cent Rule called for the discovery of the Everyman’s Collection of Books, and those owners — everyone from reporters to nurses to doctors — are coming forward. The outlets that agreed to participate, including The Times, include: NPR, Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, the International Herald Tribune, NPR, Time, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, New York magazine, The Atlantic, Lucky Peach, Bookslut, The New York Observer, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Guardian, The Economist, Vanity Fair, GQ, Harvard Business Review, Dealbook, LIV Sotheby’s, the New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bookforum, the Goethe-Institut, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and NYRB. The rule includes books from the last 50 years.
“The rules themselves are silly. The details of how they come into your home … just add an absurd amount of complication.” — Sister Mary Gregory of Sister Mary Gregory School and Seminary