Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Library

I finally managed to get organized enough to walk around the corner and visit the Jersey City Free Public Library last week. It's stupid, but it's been a real long time since I was in a far as I can discern from my local branch, libraries have not changed at all in the last 20 years. I know as a rule that's not true, but there is something really amazingly "Library" about this place. Somehow putting even a new hardcover into one of the full-contact/impact resistant book covers makes it seem extremely boring and like something the doctor gave you rather the fun mysterious object that books can be when they're good.

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