i must say i recoiled in horror…

when i read this news story

i’m a bit in shock, actually. the idea that the British Library could be that careless with an historic document that was on loan is just awful.

really makes me think about what should be done with my various rare and antiquarian books once i’m gone.

not that i’m planning on kicking off anytime soon, or that i have anything quite as unique as the Tyldesley diary. the vast majority of value in my collection is either comic books (which won’t be going to a library) or 19th century poetry volumes and textbooks…

but i’d hate for anything of that sort that i might leave behind would be damaged or destroyed through carelessness.

still kind of shivering…

thanks to j’s scratchpad for the heads-up about the story, too.

quote of the day:

“I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” – Anna Quindlen

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