Sorting Through the Fishing Books

February 2, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

In the London Times, Brian Clarke writes about a large job made monumental by the constant flow of memories contained in a book collection. “Now sorting old books, like sorting old photographs, ought to be easy and quick: we decide the order we want them in and then put them into it. That is the theory. The practice is that many books, like many old photographs, cannot simply be picked up and put down again.”