Shelf Lives : Recollections on Libraries

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library”, said the writer Jorge Luis Borges. And paradise is only one of the many things a library is for the reader. For the tired, the library is a hiding place; for the eager, it is a finding place. At times, it is simultaneously... Continue Reading →

“I wrote it with a second hand”: Collecting Book Inscriptions

"Whether we are staking ownership claims or inscribing a dedicatory message, the act of writing in a book seems to set that particular copy apart from the many hundred identical ones that are travelling the world waiting to be displayed and purchased. The book is personalized." Writes Sujaan Mukherjee... It was around the age of eleven... Continue Reading →

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