DRAWN IN BOOKS

CECILIA VIDAL

 

 

 

A bit about this book:


I took the check-out cards from the backs of books from the American Literature section of the Decker Library in Baltimore, MD (which I found out is illegal to do) and divided them into three chapters: 

1. nothing to say: cards from books that had never been checked out

2. days of the week: cards that had a day of the written in the top corner

3. all filled up: cards that had been checked out so much that there was nowhere left to stamp

I then pasted the cards to paper and used traditional bookbinding methods to sew the pages into the book cover. Then, I had the book cataloged into the Decker Library but not before I was scolded and questioned by the head librarian on how I acquired so many of the check out cards.