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Those books without indexes

On October 22, 2017 in Blog

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Read The Spectator article here.

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On August 23, 2017 in Blog

| ˈnäləj | noun. facts, information, and skills acquired by a person _____________________________________________


“The foremost finding aid of the physical book”

On June 20, 2017 in Blog

A symposium at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, June 2017 I for my part venerate the inventor of Indexes, that unknown labourer in literature who first laid open the nerves and arteries of a book. The Bodleian is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with […]


Books: our resistance to narrow visions

On March 16, 2017 in Blog

Like a moon to the night, literature disrupts the totalitarian narrative   Click here for the New York Times opinion piece by Hisham Matar. _______________________________________


Buffalo’s literary legacy: F. Scott Fitzgerald

On January 26, 2017 in Blog

  Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a year and a half old when the family moved to Buffalo. The Fitzgerald family lived at various addresses before returning to St. Paul MN when Scott was 12.   “Dick opened an office in Buffalo but eventually without success. Nicole did not find out what the trouble was, […]



On October 15, 2016 in Blog



Does the magic live within the words?

On July 2, 2016 in Blog

  A TED-Ed Original explores the question of what makes a book a book.     ____________________________


Day in the life

On May 24, 2016 in Blog

May 24, 2016 Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance Kara Ann Gardner Oxford University Press


Organometallic Chemistry

On March 2, 2016 in Blog

The chemistry of compounds containing metal–carbon bonds.


Art = hundreds of thousands of index cards

On February 19, 2016 in Blog

For the “Wonder” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tara Donovan constructed ten towers, 8 to 13 feet tall, by stacking and gluing hundreds of thousands of index cards on top of each other. Read more here.   __________________________

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