Magazine April 8, 2019, Issue

Our Personal Libraries: A Symposium

National Review asked some writers and collectors to describe their personal libraries. Here’s how they replied:

Richard Brookhiser

My books are almost all properly shelved, though the shelves are wedged into the crannies of a New York apartment: two built-ins in the bedroom, two in the dining room, planks on brackets hugging the ceilings, clutches hiding in cabinets. There is little organization, however. Most of my history books sit to the right of my desk, for easy access while I work, but otherwise the Brookhiser Decimal System depends on memory. Why is volume 2 of My Struggle (Karl Ove Knausgaard) next to Churchill, Roosevelt

NR SymposiumNational Review symposia are discussions featuring contributors to and friends of the magazine.

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