Read the titles of the above books in sequence from top to bottom. What happened to The Bathers on A Day at the Beach?
The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom...Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings.
Her book groupings tell their own stories and also much about the books' owners. Shark is a New York-based journal of poetry and art. The editors publish it from "a home office lined wall-to-wall with books."
My bookcases need some rearranging. To remove all books from their usual spaces and re-shelve them according to new narratives would make finding one an entirely new challenge.