I was reading Nicholas Basbanes' A Gentle Madness this weekend when one quote struck a chord. Given the tumultuous political scene the past few months and given the uncertainty of the next few years, this quote from a book collector living through the Great Depression gave me a little hope. Basbanes was quoting Paul Jordan-Smith, … Continue reading No Perfect Time
Since childhood, many of my scholarly pursuits have at their core been about finding creative ways to get closer to books. I have had some remarkable experiences in the world of bound paper and ink, and the adventures are just beginning.