Writing In The Margins (Of Library Books)

Books

There is a wonderful little homage on writing in the margins by Laura Miller (@magiciansbook) in Salon. This article is full of anecdotes and incidents which highlight that “the ghost of that earlier reader” does not “deface” the book (even, or perhaps especially, the library book).

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Those who love books, steal them (and do other things as well)

Books, Reading

Kurt Tucholsky seems to be quite a favorite of librarians. His statement from 1931 on not to write in library books became a rather famous quote in our circles. (Though, it isn’t so much a quote by Tucholsky rather than by Peter Panter – but authorship and pseudonymity shall not be an issue right now. )