Broome County Istitutions provide jobs in Indiana seemingly ignoring Binghamton Company and local workers
Robinson Street Books in its current and past incarnations has provided clean up services for major book sales and institutions in Manhattan, Westchester County and elsewhere, saving hundreds of thousands of books over the last 25 years.While we don't charge the Peace Corp in Africa to send books there we do provide funds to soup kitchens and have been doing so for 25 years. Like Better World Books we are a profit making company,unlike Better World Books we employ local Binghamtoni workers, buy locally, Bank Locally, A woman owned business, without Venture Capital investment. We decided after hearing of a large local institution's book sale that we would offer our services. iWhen we found that the books were headed to Indiana to support workers there we found it somewhat disturbing. Locally owned and locally staffed it seemed a win-win for Robinson Street Books and the local community, We have purchased books locally from estates, collectors and clean outs.we sell books Worldwide,the revenue comes into a local bank goes into local paychecks,local taxes,we buy locally and live locally. We support Binghamton others seem they'd rather support folks in Indiana
So why the heck are books heading to Indiana to an Indiana Company to employ Indiana workers.?
With the acquisition of the Provine collection in 2013 we became the repository of the largest history of science collection in private hands
With 100k offprints from the 1880's to approx 1890's our collection contains many of the highlights in Cytology, Genetics, Evolution, Reproduction, Eugenics, and Molecular Biology. It is the largest such collection offered today by any dealer worldwide.It rivals many of the collections held in institutions.
If you are local and see a book of ours on Amazon, Ebay, or on our website if you call ahead it can be available for pick-up at our Robinson street Office Mon-Fri 10-5 call 607-217-4328
The reason we saved thousands of science offprints from an uncertain fate are embodied in Stephen Hawking's recent statement
Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and inquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding," Stephen hawking. While we are forced by commerce to offer these documents for sale it's our hope they will end up in institutional collections to be saved and shared. The alternative for the tens of thousands of articles we have would have been the landfill. No one else seemed willing to take on this monumental project.