Sunday Book-Thought 2Posted: May 25, 2014
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements, clumsy hands. If for a hundred and a hundred years everyone had been able freely to handle our codicies, the majority of them would no longer exist. So the librarian protects them not only against mankind, but also again nature, and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion, the enemy of truth.
– Umberto Eco