Saturday, March 24, 2012
IN THE NEWS!! CHICAGO BOOKSTORE EXPOSED AS COLOR-CONSCIOUS. March, 2012.
Ravenswood Used Books, a cramped and crowded shop in this racially divided city, has been discovered shelving books according to color. The most casual inspection of this store's shelves reveals a clear and deliberate effort to organize inventory by each book's color. When interviewed for this report, store manager Jessica admitted that such a formula made it easier for her to remember where titles could be found, although, she said, browsers constantly undid her carefully considered order, leaving behind a mess of clashing hues and titles in no order whatsoever, the store having long ago determined that alphabetizing books is for highly paid librarians and law clerks.