A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man’s mind can get both provocative and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
Detroit's Mark Twain Library, pictured, was closed in 1996 for renovations and never reopened. what a damn shame, they could at least have packed the books off to other libraries or overseas to something like the African Library Project! It's a mystery to me as to why this was not done!