We have this weird, romantic, fundamentally sensual idea of books, one that approaches fetishization in its own right. We experience them by touch, by smell – both the books and by extension the spaces that the books are in. And we experience books in terms of time. In a world that seems both temporal and violently atemporal, they are profoundly time-laden.

All Libraries are “Real” » Cyborgology. Time, space, touch, smell — the whole sensorium: “weird.” Fetishistic

Gnosticism lives, y’all.