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This girl is so excited they let her back in the library, that her mouth stopped working.

This girl is so excited they let her back in the library, that her mouth stopped working.

Remember that week you got all obsessed with Genghis Khan and decided you wanted to know as much about him as possible?  Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about…you know where this is going.  You went down to the library and got like four books about him and two about Mongolia.  Ring a bell?  


Anyway, I know your lazy ass never got around to returning them and they’ve been sitting under you bed for the past 10 months or so.  Now you’re terrified to return them because your broke as shit and worried that this time you’re finally gonna have to cash in evolution’s stimulus check (sell a kidney) to pay the fine.  Well today is your lucky day!  Cancel your appointment at that back room surgeon in the Tenderloin, the library has granted you amnesty! 


From May 3rd-16th, The San Francisco Public Library is letting you return all that shit you’ve been meaning to give back to them, and not only are they waiving your fees, they’re giving back your borrowing rights too.  That’s a hell of a lot nicer than I would be.  If I were them, I wouldn’t let your ass borrow a goddamn thing again.  Click here for all the details.

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle, "an SF cult hero":SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.


  1. Kate
    May 10, 2009 at 7:42 pm — Reply

    You just saved me a bunch of money — THANK YOU!!!

  2. […] Plus library cards are free themselves.  And if you are in SF and are smart, you got all your fees waved earlier this […]

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