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A quick way of getting a message for any day is to open a book at random and see what is in front of you. The fancy name for this process is bibliomancy. The favorite book that has been used […]

The Library Angel. That was Arthur Koestler’s name for the shelf elf that arranges that a certain book appears (or disappears) in unusual ways at just the right moment. To get the attention of the Library Angel, pick any book, open […]

Arthur Koestler spoke of the Library Angel – that bookish spirit that makes texts appear at just the right time. I wish to speak now of a lesser, but highly active, spirit of stacks that we may call the Shelf […]