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Tietoja minustaI'm a professor of political theory at Cornell University and a compulsive maker of lists. I probably spend more time reading books than pursuing them, but just barely.
Tietoja kirjastostani• Mostly a working scholarly library, centered on the humanities and humanistic social sciences, especially political theory and political science, philosophy, Marxism and critical social theory, modern (particulary 20th-century) European and American political, social, cultural, and intellectual history, radical politics, classics and ancient history, Judaica, literary theory and criticism, and art history. Also includes the expected assortment of novels, poetry, cookbooks, travel guides, and other merit badges of the late modern bourgeoisie.
• What I'm collecting these days: neglected classics of twentieth-century social and political thought in early editions; Arendtiana; runs of some leftish political and literary periodicals. And anything else I can't resist.
• About the "Arendt: Works" collection: this includes books and pamphlets published under Hannah Arendt's name, as well as periodicals in which her articles and reviews appear, conference proceedings in which she is represented, books she edited at Schocken, posthumously published material from her archive, etc. -- but not books about her and her work. For that, see the tag "Arendt."
• Turn-ons: crisp text printed from metal type, decent gutters, sewn bindings, handfeel. Turn-offs: digitally printed books, paperbacks longer than 300 pages or so. Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci.
• Nope, I haven't read them all.
• The library was founded in 1987, when Leslie Lipson, then a professor emeritus of Political Science at Berkeley who was teaching my freshman seminar, handed me a couple of spare desk copies of good books that he had lying around his office and said: "I assume you'll be starting a library?"
• With the advent of LibraryThing Local, much of my list of "sources" has moved to "favorite bookstores." But that's mostly limited to bookstores that still exist. So here's a memorial to some favorite places now defunct, many of which were gone before LT Local came to be....
In memoriam: Acorn Books (San Francisco), Arlington Books (Arlington, MA), Avenue Victor Hugo (Boston, now online-only), Berkeley Book Consortium (Berkeley), the original Black Oak Books (Berkeley), the rebooted Black Oak Books (Berkeley), The Bookcase (Cambridge, MA), The Bookcellar (Cambridge, MA), Canterbury Books (Cambridge, MA), Cartesian Books (Berkeley), Cody's Books (Telegraph Avenue, Fourth Street, and Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, and Union Square in San Francisco, which was a crappy idea to begin with), Columbus Books (San Francisco), Ex Libris (Chicago), Holmes Books (Oakland), House of Sarah Books (Cambridge, MA), O'Gara and Wilson on 57th Street (Chicago, now in Indiana in some form), Pangloss, in its various forms (Cambridge and Boston, MA), Prairie Avenue Books (Chicago), Rain Dog Books (Chicago, now in the suburbs), the old Seminary Coop space (Chicago), Serendipity Books (Berkeley), Starr Book Shop (Cambridge, MA, now online-only?), and Wordsworth (Cambridge, MA).