John Sutherland

In A Bind

Phantoms on the Bookshelves

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Something momentous is coming. Bigger than Alexandria, bigger than Savonarola’s bonfires, bigger than the awful incinerations of books at Dresden in 1945 and at Paternoster Row in 1941. In his introduction to Phantoms on the Bookshelves James Salter warns that: 

A tide is coming in and the kingdom of books, with their white pages and endpapers, their promise of solitude and discovery, is in danger, after an existence of five hundred years, of being washed away.

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