Jody Alexander Santa Cruz, California Date Due: It's Not A Popularity Contest For years, I have been saving the date due pockets from withdrawn library books. The different date stamps, the black and red inks, the order and disorder, the handwritten dates and notes all appealed to me. But above all is the history of the book, its past, its popularity or disuse.
Amnesia, detail of artists book by Lisa Kokin - thread, book pages, wire, fauxliage of gingko waves incorporates text fragments from Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. Published in 1962, it was the first widely read book on environmental pollution caused by pesticide.