I Dumpster Dived for the first time today.
I know this has been something people have been doing for ages. I've never done it, not because I think it's gross or anything, but because I never had the opportunity.
I was picking up a love seat from the consignment furniture store with my Cute Friend Mel, and we noticed there were all these books in the dumpster. There's a Half Price Books next door, so we figured these were titles that just didn't sell. So we helped ourselves. They were all clean and we took about a dozen each.
I think it's a sin to throw a book away, except when they belong to The Ex.