Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Borrowed Bookshelves: 1
On the last day of the year I watched all my books disappear into a shiny bunker at the Big Yellow Self Storage Company (more on these generous supporters of my work in the Arctic in a later post). I thought I'd fill the void left by my own library with an occasional feature on bookshelves encountered during my travels.
Never one for Dewey Decimal order, I'm fascinated by the odd systems of domestic bookshelving, with all their shambles and synchronicities. First off, an uncharacteristically lowbrow corner of the collection belonging to scientists Mark Walton and Carinne Piekema in Oxford.