The book on the bookshelf.

— I always read everything written by Petroski. Erudite essays on everyday things, the pencil, bridges, engineering design, and now bookshelves. In this, his most recent work, a fascinating look at the history of bookshelves, libraries and printing practices, he describes my visit to his home and his annoyance that I was more interested in the books on his bookshelves than in the shelves themselves. Ah well.Pointer to the book at >