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CollectionsYour library (1,177), Traded or sold (2), All collections (1,177)


TagsAmerican studies (291), history (205), visual studies (203), nature (147), cultural studies (129), music (119), technology (107), Web (98), California (92), design (92) — see all tags

MediaBook (1,170), Paper Book (1,144), Ebook (15), Video Recording (1), DVD (1), Other (5), Printed music (2), Map (3), Multimedia (1)

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About meMuseum professional engaged with digital strategy, open content, collection information, imaging, etc.; Bay-Area-born musician with music and ethnomusicology degrees; interested in intersections of media technologies and cultural meaning; susceptible to acquiring more books than I have time to read.

About my libraryAcademic books (most cataloged in a local database, not here) plus fiction, art books, and other stuff. After an initial burst of entering some here, now and then I add a few more.


Favorite authorsRoland Barthes, Michael Chabon, Raymond Chandler, Anthony Doerr, Kazuo Ishiguro, Li-Young Lee, David Lowenthal, Gabriel García Márquez, David Mitchell, Oliver Sacks, Clay Shirky, Robin Sloan, Kevin Starr, Colson Whitehead (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAcres of Books (Long Beach, CA), Bell's Books, Big Chicken Barn Books, Black Oak Books - Berkeley, BookBuyers - Mountain View, Brattle Book Shop, Cellar Stories Bookstore, Feldman's Books, Green Apple Books, John K. King Used and Rare Books, Kepler's Books, McIntyre and Moore Booksellers, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Moe's Books, Pegasus Books, Powell's City of Books (Portland), Raven Used Book Shop (Northampton, MA), Second Story Books, Strand Bookstore, Tattered Cover Book Store - Historic LoDo, The Book Barn, The Jumping Frog, Whately Antiquarian Book Center, Whitlocks Book Barn

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Real nameRob

LocationFrom the West Coast, on the East Coast

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Member sinceFeb 18, 2008

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