We live in an age of book abundance. Today, “a new book is published every half minute, 120 every hour, 2,800 every day, 86,000 a month. The average reader manages to read in a lifetime what the publishing industry can produce in a single day,” Irene Vallejo reminds us in Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World. How could we ever keep them all? Where would we keep them?
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