“Every man should be capable of all ideas, and I believe that in the future he will be.” — Jorge Luis Borges, “Pierre Menard”.
In Praise of Copying, Marcus Boon’s new book from Harvard U.P. makes the bold claim that everything in the universe is a copy, and that that’s a good thing. Join us on Friday October 1 at 7 p.m., to test that theory at the New York launch hosted by the excellent booksellers Spoonbill and Sugartown of Williamsburg. Instead of reading from his book, as is traditionally done at a launch, Boon will read from books selected from the copious and wide-ranging shelves of Spoonbill, revealing the secret Borgesian omnipresence of copying in even the most obscure or popular places, recreating the argument of In Praise of Copying using materials found in the store. Refreshments will be served; discussion encouraged; books signed.
In Praise of Copying: A Borgesian Book Launch
at Spoonbill and Sugartown, 218 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Friday, October 1, 2010, 7 pm