At Brown University, Stumbling Across a Rarity in the Rare Book Room

NY Times – “Day after day, a tall, shy woman weaves her way unnoticed through the earnest and learned campus swirl of Brown University. She enters the hush of a library, then promptly vanishes from sight. Down goes Marie Malchodi, 48, who attended but never graduated from Brown, down to the library’s subterranean warrens, where she works as a “book conservation technician.” She sweeps her long dark hair into a bun, pierces it with a paint brush, and starts her day, caring for ancient books and ephemera that are sensitive to the touch.”

One Response to “At Brown University, Stumbling Across a Rarity in the Rare Book Room”

  1. Anna Cruz
    May 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    I used to work in the NYPL and I love old books. I think that the Internet can not replace the look ad feel of an out of print rare book.

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