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Vol. LXII, No. 49
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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(Photo by Ellen Gilbert)

MUTUAL RESPECT: Flanked by photographer Natasha D’Schommer (left) and his wife, Judy, William Scheide signed copies of “Biblio” at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday. The book includes photographs by Ms. D’Schommer of some of the rarities in the Scheide Library.

Beautiful Images of Beautiful Books Lead to a Fruitful Meeting of Two Minds

Ellen Gilbert

Describing the Scheide Library books she photographed over a 10-year period to a standing-room-only crowd at the Princeton Public Library on Saturday, Natasha D’Schommer observed that “being precious doesn’t mean they should be locked away; they’re precious and we should experience them.” With its photographs of some of the rarest books and musical scores in the world, her newly published book, Biblio, published by Princeton University Press, is a testament to experiencing these books as beautiful objects.

Borough Sees Delays in Work on Building C, Acquiring Jitney

Dilshanie Perera

Despite some recent setbacks, work on Building C is expected to resume next week, according to Borough Administrator Robert Bruschi. Construction was slowed in October after potential petroleum-related ground contaminants were detected across the street.

“Justice For Me Is Not an Abstraction:” Cornel West Speaks About New Book

Dilshanie Perera

“You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.” So reads a passage from Princeton University professor and public intellectual Cornel West’s new book, Hope on a Tightrope (SmileyBooks), which was the subject of his recent talk at Prospect House.

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