Field Notes

“The Reader Is In” with Rico Lighthouse

The book, like any technology, has motives both written and underwritten. But it is unique in its ability to foster contemplation—sub-motivation, ur-motivation, super-motivation—or what Aquinas would call the return of consciousness to itself. The fixity of the printed…

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On genre, disorientation, and discovery

Jump to: Genres at Perelandra We’re not sure exactly how many titles inhabit Perelandra at a given moment—the number hovers around 1,500—but it’s safe to say that our collection is fairly small (compared to most bookstores). Small poses…

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Surviving the capital valuation of books

We had sorted through a wonderful donation of mostly theological and anthropological titles, and the next order of business was to place a dollar value on each. Soon, they’d burrow into the shelves and keep warm among their…

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On the occasion of six months open

Friends, if you’ve browsed our book collection at the Publick House in the past six months: endless gratitude and enthusiastic cheers! If you haven’t, we feel secure in guessing that it’s because: a) your mind pulls your feet…

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