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Library An Unquiet History

Matthew Battles

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Every day the Library of Congress adds 7000 booksto themore than 100 million items alrady shelved.

De modo cacendi (On methods of shitting)

Papyrus scrolls in Alexandria library heaped to gether in piles. Ptolemies ensure pre-eminence of Alexandria library by confiscating and copying all the books of visitors to the city. They were adorned with tag 'from the ships'. Other cities tried to limit A's dominance by banning the export of papyrus,but that just spurred the Pergamemes to invent parchment.

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