A blog post I wrote last week over at Fine Books has been making the rounds, so I thought I’d post a link to it here. It’s called Weeding the Collection.
“The New Year is here and with it the flurry of resolutions that usually include some form of de-cluttering. Did anyone else weed their book collection over the holiday? I sorted through mine, pulling out a few odds and ends to sell or give away and a few others to repair (with my very basic book repair skills). I was interested, therefore, in this essay in the Independent. Tom Sutcliffe, one of their columnists, weeded through his library over the holiday (“…a year of unrestrained growth and ill-disciplined browsing had steadily diminished its utility and pleasure…”) and the act led him to reflect upon the role of the personal library in the age of the eBook. “
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