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Worship at the Altar of Book Publishing


This weekend, as part of our tour of Doors Open Toronto sites, we stopped in to visit the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Libary located next door to the Robarts Library on the University of Toronto Campus.

I made a comment which brought back this response from a staff member, “Yes, it’s a temple to books.”

Sadly, the entire Robarts facility, constructed in the early 1970s, was made of the wrong kind of concrete and is leaking profusely in many places, including one section of the Rare Book building.

In the meantime, about 125 km northeast, one of my wife’s Facebook friends writes this update:

Public library. Wireless. Good coffee. Wicked air-conditioning. And for some reason, shelves and shelves of of these paper things with cardboard covers.

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  1. June 2, 2010 at 6:13 am

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