ATG Quirkies: The World of Competitive Book Sorting

by | Nov 30, 2018 | 0 comments

Radio station WBUR in Boston reports that “once a year for the past five years, the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries have faced off against Washington’s King County Library in a battle of the mechanical book sorters. In the most recent hour-long sorting smackdown, King County reclaimed the world title.


Anthony Miranda is the manager of materials distribution services for the King County Library System and Sal Magaddino is deputy director of BookOps, the 191-person unit that processes books for the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. He’s also a former captain in the New York Police Department. They joined Bill Littlefield and the full interview follows…”

(Click here to read the rest of the interview.)


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

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