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The Book on the Bookshelf

The Book on the Bookshelf - Henry Petroski This book has been sitting -- where else? -- on my bookshelf for a couple years, and I've just cracked it open in the past week. It's a very enjoyable walk through the development of furniture that houses books (and papyri, etc. in ages past). In fact, it made me want to create an installation of a chained library. It would be roughly the size of the store at the downtown Seattle Public Library (so about three or four compact shelving units), and visitors could sit there and look at contemporary chained texts.