I’m friends with our subject librarian, and I had talked to her about the visit. She had mentioned that there were some shelves of discards that the library still hadn’t gotten rid of. So after my students and I ooh-ed and aah-ed over the discoveries from the stacks, we headed up to her office. She took us back to the discard shelves and pulled a few books for us to look at. “Oh, and there’s this one,” she said, handing me a thick vellum-bound book. She had pulled it because she thought we’d like to see its binding. My jaw dropped when she handed it to me and I looked at the title page: it was a Latin bible published in 1591. On the discard shelf.
How I discovered a 16th-century book on the discard shelf » The Golden World. Via @adamghooks on Twitter. This just freaks me out.