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The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures (Hardcover)

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By Library of Congress (Compiled by), Carla Hayden (Foreword by)
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Chances are, if you're reading this, you're a book lover. So this is the coffee table book for you! Beautifully reprinted are covers and pages from rare books, as well as the historic Library of Congress card catalog that used to keep them organized. You could pore over it for hours and still find something new to discover -- a lot like a real-life library. [Karen]

— From The Card Catalog


The Library of Congress brings booklovers an enriching tribute to the power of the written word and to the history of our most beloved books. Featuring more than 200 full-color images of original catalog cards, first edition book covers, and photographs from the library's magnificent archives, this collection is a visual celebration of the rarely seen treasures in one of the world's most famous libraries and the brilliant catalog system that has kept it organized for hundreds of years. Packed with engaging facts on literary classics--from Ulysses to The Cat in the Hat to Shakespeare's First Folio to The Catcher in the Rye--this package is an ode to the enduring magic and importance of books.

About the Author

Carla Hayden is the Librarian of Congress. The Library of Congress is an unparalleled world resource. Based in Washington, D.C., the library holds more than 165 million items.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452145402
ISBN-10: 1452145407
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English