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I urge everyone to read this book.
What Baker calls for is for libraries to devote large portions of their physical holdings to items that, not virtually, but literally, do not circulate.
If Baker's ridicule discourages even the few current preservation efforts, then, what if _he_ is wrong about "the problem"?
First, the author does seem to ramble and wander, and I think this would have been a much better book at half or even one-third its length. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark J. Welch
I had been a fan of Nicholson Baker's work until this skewed and uninformed screed reached the nation's bookstores. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donald Beagle
You just have to read this book to appreciate the extent of effort and research devoted to it: It is a shocking indictment of our techno-grandiosity and disregard for the past... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Gaston Marty
just want to say i liked this a whole lot. gets you thinking and page turning. you got me? just want to say i liked this a whole lot. gets you thinking and page turning. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jph
Double Fold exposes some of the US library faults from the past 50 years, mostly in regards to the microfilming industry. Read morePublished on February 27, 2012 by Arador
"Libraries and the Assault on Paper" has come sadly true. Today our neighboring library is sending half its journal collection to the shredder -- and more will follow later, when... Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by E. Willi
Save your libraries! Fire the lousy librarians who feel the current technologies will last forever. We need fewer computers and more books.Published on March 16, 2011 by Siwash
Attention college students: a great crime is being committed and right under our noses! It is no longer possible to enter reputed libraries like the San Francisco or New York... Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by Alex C. Telander
Nicholson Baker's Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a fiery polemic dedicated to the task of protecting what he sees as one of our nation's most important... Read morePublished on May 31, 2007 by The Surly Aardvark