Originally Posted by frostschutz
So legal yes, but good for readers and fair against authors? Not sure. Part of me feels that if you don't actually have a friend you could borrow from, you should be obligated to buy it, since that's how it used to work with paper books. You didn't just ask random people on the street to hand over their books to you.
Nevertheless there exist these...private libraries all over the place in hotels, vacation rentals, lunchrooms, lounges, cruise ships, and common rooms, where people can pick up a book and maybe drop one (or a dozen) off without even knowing who bought the book