Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries

Letter to a Future Lover: Marginalia, Errata, Secrets, Inscriptions, and Other Ephemera Found in Libraries


An exuberant, expansive cataloging of the intimate actual courting among a reader and a book


A strategy to go away a hint folks, who we have been or desired to be, what we learn and will think, what we did and what we left for you.

Readers of actual books go away strains: marginalia, slips of paper, fingerprints, highlighting, inscriptions. All books have histories, and libraries usually are not simply collections of books and databases yet a medium of long-distance verbal exchange with different writers and readers.
Letter to a destiny Lover collects a number of dozen short items written in keeping with library ephemera―with "library" outlined generally, starting from collage associations to associates' cabinets, from a seed library to a KGB legal library―and addressed to readers prior, current, and destiny. via those witty, idiosyncratic essays, Ander Monson displays at the human have to catalog, guard, and annotate; the personal and public pleasures of interpreting; the character of libraries; and the way the self might be shaped via examining and writing.

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