12 may. 2006

I found first editions of Lorca, Guillén, and Alberti just in the stacks of the library, but the rare book room doesn't want them. Go figure. If I hadn't rescued them they'd go to storage.

2 comentarios:

Bob dijo...

That's hilarious. The library doesn't have enough room? Doesn't trust the judgment of a tenured expert?

Jonathan dijo...

In one case, the fact that a student had already defaced the book with pencil. So the book is no longer pristine and thus no longer deserves protection. Whereas by my logic this shows why it should have been protected in the first place.