Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Just a short walk up to the stacks. My memory is still solid as I can easily find the shelves where the BASS live. They are aligned perfectly.
Waiting - and waiting - and waiting.
With the new circulation system there is no longer a need for a due date slip to be place and stamped in the back of the book.
The 2013 edition of BASS is crisp and clean - the pages snap and crackle as I quickly flip them between my thumb. And I have this quickening and shortness of breath as I think that perhaps I am the only one that will ever do this. I pull some of the other volumes down to find one with a due date slip in the back - I need to see when it was last checked out.
It’s funny that I actually feel a physical hurt thinking that these books will sit here for years and years until someday they are discarded - never to have been read - their authors never heard of again.