Posted by: bluesyemre | May 13, 2013

What’s a Library? by Michael Rosenblum



  • I live across the street from a library… or at least what used to be a library. The Donnell Library on West 53rd Street. Today, it is a big hole in the ground. There is going to be a 50-story condominium and Baccarat Hotel where the Donnell Library used to be. Frankly, I will not miss the library. Even though I lived right across the street from it for many years, I never went inside. I never sat in its reading room. I never checked out a book. I never explored its stacks to go through old volumes of bound periodicals in some research project. Why would I do that?

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