Anti Libraries

a collection of books you might never read


Our blog’s name may make us sound straight form Fahrenheit 451, but it’s quite the opposite. There’s no book burning going on here! Rather, our blog’s name owes a tip of the homburg to the author and scholar Umberto Eco.

Mr. Eco thought that the books you haven’t read are infinitely more valuable than the ones you have, because they show you just how much you don’t know. It’s a bit like how Socrates was the wisest man in the world because he realized that he was a fool.

These books you haven’t read are termed the “antilibrary,” by author and economist Nassim Nicholas Taleb.  Join us as we demolish the Mountain of Books We Haven’t Read one tome at a time.

On this never ending journey, we aim to provide insightful reviews and analysis to all kinds of books (and we do mean all kinds) and occasional movies.

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