Why not? It seems suitably British, being of Norman origin.
"Seriously,no books should be destroyed as they are far too precious."
Millions of unwanted books must be produced every year, where would you suggest they are all stored?
"Just donate them to some worthy cause or sell them off cheap. "
Or read the article then comment,
"The items will be given to a outside company which will sell, give away or pulp the works."
That said, given that Manchester Council is over seeing the process, who knows what might happen