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    Do you a) have $79,000 and b) want to own a library?

    Katie Yee

    January 6, 2021, 12:58pm

    If you don’t start every morning by scrolling through the palatial homes on @cheapoldhouses before stumbling two (2) feet over to your desk in your four hundred (400) square foot studio, I don’t understand you. This is what we millennials do, right? We munch on avocado toast while sending our boyfriends links to cheap houses in Pittsburgh and Indiana, asking if we can please, please just move out of New York City for the love of god—it’s not just me, right?

    This morning, a real unique gem was posted. For the low, low price of $79,000, you can have your very own building in Ely, Minnesota! It’s three stories high, spans 28,834 square feet, and even comes with a cafeteria that can seat hundreds of people. You know, for when the pandemic is over. There’s also an auditorium on the top floor. You know, for when you want to unveil that one-woman show you’ve been working on. Who says theatre is dead?!

    The thing I’m most excited about, of course, is the library. Yes, the first floor was previously home to the city library. You’d finally have a place for all of your books! You’d have the perfect home to endlessly enable your obsessive book buying habit!

    Plus, Minnesota is fucking cool. Both Graywolf Press and Coffee House Press are based there. So, you could go and hang out with those guys. And, hey, if you have $79,000 laying around but don’t want to own a library, Lit Hub will happily inhabit it for you.

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