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First Major Exhibit on Cornell University Witchcraft Collection

Out of the personal library of Cornell University’s cofounder Andrew Dickson White came the Cornell University Witchcraft Collection, which holds over 3,000 objects on superstition and witchcraft in Europe, mostly acquired in the 1880s. “He was interested in people on the margin and the

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New Website Envisions Borges’ “Library of Babel” Using Virtual Reality

Borges imagined the Library of Babel comprising a huge number of connected hexagonal rooms lined by bookshelves. “Each shelf contains thirty-five books of uniform format; each book is of four hundred and ten pages; each page, of forty lines, each

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The Grolier Club: n. 19 of the 50 Obscure and Amazing Places To Visit in 2017

Established in 1884, the stately Grolier Club is a center for the celebration of the beauty and art of books.  As the oldest bibliophilia club in North America, the private club has been in its current home on the Upper

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On the Philosophical Implications of Shelving Books or, The Time I Reorganized the Cook Books at BookCourt

Two years ago, I was working at BookCourt in the wake of a particularly crazed holiday shopping season. The store was empty in the way all of New York feels emptied out in January and July, and I spent several

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