Book Trashers, Book Savers

The Bloomberg Administration’s Sanitation Department took away a library of 5,000 books the from the Zucotti Park location of Occupy Wall Street, and destroyed most of it, simply by treating it as trash, not property.

Press Conference on Library Destruction: Full Video

Packed Press Conference Documents Ruins of Over 3,000 Books

I would like to suggest that we create a digital version of the OWS library, so that we can share it with the 99% worldwide. The idea would be to find or create digital copies of all of the 5,000 or so books in the library that was trashed by the NYC Sanitation Department.

To begin with, we need a library catalog. Please add book titles and authors to our book list.

Let us not be Stephen Crane’s Wayfarer:

The wayfarer,
Perceiving the pathway to truth,
Was struck with astonishment.
It was thickly grown with weeds.
“Ha,” he said,
“I see that none has passed here
In a long time.”
Later he saw that each weed
Was a singular knife.
“Well,” he mumbled at last,
“Doubtless there are other roads.”


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