Wednesday, March 18, 2009
British Library mislays books
Now this is a great story. The Guardian reports that the British Library has misplaced 9,000 books. The library does not believe the books are stolen, just mislaid. I understand the problem. It's difficult to keep track of everything whether you have 3,200 books (me) or more than 150 million (the British Library). However, I do know exactly where my missing copy of David Halberstam's sports writing can be found. It fell behind a bookcase months ago, and I don't know how I will ever retrieve it. It would be simpler to buy another copy.