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Timeless stories from our 172-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
We shall not understand what a book is, and why a book has the value many persons have, and is even less replaceable than a person, if we forget how…
From a city-council meeting in White Settlement, Texas, in July 2016. The previous month, the council had voted to evict Browser, a cat who had lived in the local library…
I loved reading before I could read. I have a distinct memory — yes, our memories are subject to lapses and improvisations, but this one has been around so long I…
Trespassing in the library of a dead genius
Spiraling downward at the Central Library
The decline and fall of the universal library
On the enduring pleasures of paper, type, page, and ink