ATG Quirkies: How To Arrange Your Personal Library & Other Things That Are Allowed on the Shelves

In this detailed entry in the Atlas of Transformation, a global guidebook of transformation processes, Georges Perec offers some brief, but helpful observations on the age old problem of arranging one’s personal library.

First, he considers what number constitutes a sufficient size library. Then, he moves on to a discussion of whether you should limit by the number of volumes, authors, or subjects. Next on the list of concerns is the ideal location(s) for the library. And finally, he tackles the method of classification.  

It like a mini course in personal library management!

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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