Public Libraries

Charles Simic wrote an article on the New York Review of Books Blog earlier this month about the unfortunate decline of public libraries.  We seem to be in a time where the public is intrigued by disposing of the analogue in exchange for the digital.  Film is mostly dying all over the country,  newspapers are heading the same way, and some people even say that books will be obsolete.  The media is talking about their own demise, but people like Nicholson Baker are working hard to preserve the printed and written words, even creating a library dedicated to archiving periodicals.  Lomography has single-handedly reignited  people's interest in analogue photography.  Hopefully, little journals like us can be a vehicle to put quality printed materials in people's hands.  Now everybody go get a library card and make use of it... or return those overdue books and pay your late fees.