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I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land Free download ´ 109 ´ Jim is in New York City at Christmastime shopping a book based on his blog—Gone for Good—premised on the fact that “being nostalgic for things that have disappeared is ridiculous” Progress decides for people what they need and what’s obsolete It’s that siJim is in New York City at Christmastime shopping a book based on his blog Gone for Good premised on the fact that “being nostalgic for things that have disappeared is ridiculous” Progress decides for people what they need and what’s obsolete It’s that simple Of course not everyone agrees After Jim bombs a contentious interview with a radio host who defends the sacred technology of the printed. Hard to rate as a story as it’s really a plea to consider what happens when books are lost and ruined by fire or floods or are not digitized but your library thinks they are and de acuisitions books and they can no longer be found

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D favorite And yes the overwhelmed and busy clerk showing him around says they have a copy But it’s only after Jim leaves that he understands the true nature of Ozymandias and how tragic it is that some things may be gone forever From beloved multiple award winning New York Times best selling author Connie Willis comes I Met a Traveller in an Antiue Land a novella about the irreplaceable magic of boo. A fun novelette about books libraries and the digital age

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I Met a Traveller in an Antique LandTangible book he gets caught in a rainstorm only to find himself with no place to take refuge other than a uaint old fashioned bookshop Ozymandias Books is not just any store Jim wanders intrigued through stacks of tomes he doesn’t uite recognize the titles of none with prices Here he discovers a mysteriously pristine seemingly endless wonderland of books where even he gets nostalgic for his childhoo. A mildly entertaining novella for book lovers but it is a little thin on ideas in keeping with its thinness of size Cynical man walks into mysterious book depository where they collect at risk books Nearly the entire story consists of one of the employees explaining things to the man who has snuck into the work area under false pretenses She claims to be super busy yet she is somehow able to spend all this time with him and does not uestion his presence Man realizes that printed books are wonderful and have value There is a supernatural twist That is pretty much it OkayI appreciate Willis' identification of all the different ways in which books can be lost fire flood time children etc but I was also uite viscerally offended by her assertion that librarians randomly cull library books without any thought to their rarity or intrinsic value beyond current popularity First off it's called weeding not culling and it is an important part of library function and maintenance and it is never done as blindly as Willis seems to think No librarian would toss out a rare or scarce book of any kind and certainly not without checking for other available copies I mean seriously Does Willis hate libraries or something I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley