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TOPSHOT - This picture taken on November 14, 2017 shows a woman taking pictures at the Tianjin Binhai Library.
A futuristic Chinese library has wowed book lovers around the world with its white, undulating shelves rising from floor to ceiling, but if you read between the lines you'll spot one problem. Those rows upon rows of book spines are mostly images printed on the aluminium plates that make up the backs of shelves. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / To go with AFP story China-library-architecture, FOCUS by Becky Davis        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Book Thoughts


Back in my college days, I worked at the library at Iowa State University. Each day, I’d receive a small stack of government publications, and my job was to put them in the correct place on the shelves, deep in the musty dungeon of a basement. I loved it. It’s not that I was particularly fascinated by the latest prints…

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