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Re: Double Fold



There is  a review of this book  and a link to an excerpt at the Slate.com
book club for April 18. The link below might get you there. (never quite
sure when the URL is this complicated.)

http://slate.msn.com/code/BookClub/BookClub.asp?Show=4/18/2001&idMessage=751
9&idBio=250


Not being a librarian, I can't really comment. I do understand the space
problems that many librarians have, particularly dead storage for books that
are rarely read anymore. If there is little demand for a book from the
patrons of your particular library what should you do with it?

Anyway, some of the nicest books I have (including one from 1780) have come
from library sales.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dorothy Africa" <africa@LAW.HARVARD.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: April 19, 2001 10:24 AM
Subject: Double Fold


>   So how many other members of the list are reading/have read Double
> Fold??  I am only as far as page 43 but already sad that an intelligent
> man and cogent writer like Nicholson Baker has focused his argument well
> past the urgent limitations facing libraries to hit the people most
> likely to have been his allies.  Undoubledly bad decisions have been
> made, and are still being made about preservation selection and methods,
> but he offers no reasonable scope to the debate, at least this far into
> his book.  For those of you beyond page 43, does it get better or worse?
>  Dorothy Africa
>
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