Buying books just for looks
Anonymous Patron writes to tell us about this story from the Cleveland Plaindealer
"Today, books are as much an interior-design tool as they are sources of information. Just ask the owners of Argosy Book Store, New York City's pre-eminent dealer of "fine antiquarian works on paper." A growing portion of the venerable bookstore's business now revolves around selling books "by the yard" to anyone wanting to build a library or decorate a home."