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Monday, November 12, 2018

This Library Has New Books by Major Authors, but They Can’t Be Read Until 2114

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One hour outside the city limits of Oslo, a thousand spruce trees are growing. In 2114,  they will be felled, pulped, pressed and dyed to serve as the paper supply for the Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s Future Library: an anthology of 100 previously unpublished books written by some of the 21st century’s most celebrated writers. There will be one book for every year the trees will have grown, each a donation from a writer chosen by the Future Library’s board of trustees — a gift from the literary gatekeepers of the present to the readers of the future

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