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Library Excavations #5

Library Excavations #5

by Marc Fischer and Dale E Schaffer

Published by Public Collectors

40p, 5.5" X 8.5" color offset and two-color Risograph


Library Excavations #5 is a complete reprint of a self-published booklet from 1977 titled A Handbook of Library Ideas by Dale E. Shaffer. After previous issues that were heavy on images, this one is all text with 156 ideas for libraries.

Shaffer writes, “The best ideas are the ideas that help people” and this handbook imagines a society where libraries deeply value and serve everyone in numerous imaginative ways. The desire to empower those who lack skills and resources, and to provide tools and information­


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