Promoting passion in book collecting
As reported in the New York Times on September 13th, the People’s Library that welcomed everyone at Zuccoti Park last year was confiscated and as of last week, about 2400 books are still missing. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyregion/blame-shifts-in-seizure-of-occupy-wall-street-library.html?smid=pl-share.
Norman Siegel, a lawyer for Occupy, told Judge George B. Daniels during a hearing on Thursday in Federal District Court in Manhattan.
The books, which Mr. Siegel valued at about $43,000, stood near the park’s northeast corner, where they were stored on shelves and inside plastic containers. Trained librarians kept track of the books, which passers-by and participants were permitted to borrow.