Libraries Teach Me How to Dewey

DDC 010-019: Books, man…

More Teach Me How To Dewey

The Rundown:

  • 010 Bibliography
  • 011 Bibliographies
  • 012 Bibliographies of individuals
  • 013 [Unassigned]
  • 014 Bibliographies of anonymous & pseudonymous works
  • 015 Bibliographies of works from specific places
  • 016 Bibliographies of works on specific subjects
  • 017 General subject catalogs
  • 018 Catalogs arranged by author, date, etc.
  • 019 Dictionary catalogs

Ohhhhh yeaaahhhh… Pure, unadulterated book crack. This is where things start to get good. Book lovers don’t have to go far to get their fix in Dewey. Bibliographies of all stripes serenade perusers of the stacks like the Sirens in The Odyssey, each its own rabbit hole of bookish delight. Be careful not to linger for too long here, though, as there’s so much more to see. (Although, if you’re already overwhelmed by the panoply of book choices before you, then perhaps a curated bibliography is a good place to start your reading adventures.)

The Dew3:

Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
by Nancy Pearl
Dewey: 011.73 PEA
Random Sentence: “Ah, the lure of the open road, or the open water, or simply the great unknown.”

A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
by Alex Beam
Dewey: 011.73 BEA
Random Sentence: “Make no mistake: This was no charitable act of cultural enrichment.”

Bizarre Books: A Compendium of Classic Oddities
by Russell Ash
Dewey: 016.082 ASH
Random Featured Book: Romance of the Gas Industry by Oscar Norman


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