The Hang Fire Books Blog

The rantings of a bookdealer in Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Vatican Library: Closed for Renovation

The Times just published an interesting article about structural problems with the Vatican library that necessitate an extended closure for renovation. Scholars are scrambling to get access to one-of-a-kind manuscripts before they are made inaccessible for at least 3-years (much likely longer) and a plea has gone out to the Pope to make accommodations.

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