Tag Archives: Imaginary Libraries

Miniature Books About Books

Miniature book collecting is an occupation that can quickly take over your life. Miniature books cover a great range of time periods, geographical regions, and subjects. To restrain my collecting impulses, I only collect non-dollhouse miniature books if they fall into … Continue reading

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Catalogues of Imaginary Libraries

“To write vast books is a laborious nonsense, much better is to offer a summary as if those books actually existed.”  — Jorge Luis Borges Catalogues of imaginary libraries are an obscure but fruitful area of collecting. The tradition of imaginary … Continue reading

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The Library of Babel

The Universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. Jorge Luis Borges’s vision of the infinite library has captivated imagination since its first publication in 1941. It has been frequently reprinted, … Continue reading

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