Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker

Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in April, 2001. An excerpt appeared in the July 24, 2000 issue of The New Yorker, under the title "Deadline: The Author's Desperate Bid to Save America's Past." This exhaustively researched work (there are sixty-three pages of endnotes and eighteen pages of references in the paperback edition) details Baker's quest to uncover the fate of thousands of books and newspapers that were replaced and often destroyed during the microfilming boom of the 1980s and '90s. Double Fold is a controversial work, and is not meant to be objective. In the Preface, Baker says "this is not an impartial piece of reporting" (preface p. x), and the New York Times characterized the book as a "blistering and thoroughly idiosyncratic attack"(Garner, 2001).

The 731st greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Nonfiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper Paperback 5386898 $22.22 $0.01 2002
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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper Hardcover 1060986 $7.50 $2.45 2001