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Loving Libraries

WNYC’s Selected Shorts program has done a podcast about libraries in celebration of Edith Wharton’s personal library collection’s return to The Mount. [direct download link 27MB] [thanks scott]

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The Decoration of Houses – book shelving chapter

IN the days when furniture was defined as “that which may be carried about,” the natural bookcase was a chest with a strong lock. These chests, packed with precious manuscripts, followed the prince or noble from one castle to another, … Continue reading

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