Bob Cox finds some great stuff, This One is no exception.
Alberto Manguel, winner of the Prix Medici for his book A History of Reading, wrote This Article for a recent issue of the Index on Censorship.
He says it\'s a mistake to look upon a library as an all-encompassing and neutral space, because any library is, by definition, the result of a choice, necessarily limited in its scope.
\"A public library is a paradox, a building set aside for an essentially private craft (reading), which now must take place in a communal space. Locked inside the realm of an individual book, each reader also forms part of the community of readers, which the library defines. Under the library\'s roof, these readers share an illusion of freedom, convinced that the entire reading realm is theirs for the asking.\"