Catalogs and catacombs of books unread.

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Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation

By Charles Jencks and Nathan Silver

 

Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time

By Stephen Jay Gould

 

Distant Reading

By Franco Moretti

 

The Nature and Art of Workmanship

By David Pye

 

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities

By Rebecca Solnit

 
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In short: an antilibrary is that collection of books you know a bit about, but have not read, and the latent potential of all the wonders they may hold. We can extend the same idea to other media, too — essays, films, websites, and so on — anything you might learn from.

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This website is a space both for celebrating all sorts of amazing books, and exploring more broadly the idea of learning from the unknown. We're all about the voracious pursuit of knowledge, creative potential, infinite learning possibilities, and shared discovery as community catalyst.

If you…

  • Love browsing used bookstores for hours on end
  • Get a small thrill from finding a great new Wikipedia article
  • Have more lists and bookmarks than you know what to do with

…you might already be an Antilibrarian!


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