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Down in the Dumps

In Athenæum jargon, the “dump” refers to re-shelving areas on every floor. Members in the know have been perusing these shelves, most of them located by the old elevator’s entrance, for years. We have started a list in order to offer reader-to-reader recommendations to those who cannot make it into the building for this serendipitous search. The categories are as follows:


Belle Lettres

Library of Congress Classification PA6411 .E97 2013
Grenier, Roger. Palace of Books
Library of Congress PQ2613.R4323 P3513 2014

Keep It Real

Library of Congress CT120 .E26 2008
Library of Congress F73.9.N4 C76 1994
Julavits, Heidi. The Folded Clock: A Diary
Library of Congress CT275.J84 A3 2015
Library of Congress E169.Z83 S38 2015


Lovesey, Peter​. Skeleton Hill

Library of Congress PZ4.L89914 Sk 2009

Tseng, Jennifer​. Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Library of Congress PZ4.T875 Ma 2015

Out of the Ordinary

Library of Congress RA395.A3 B72 2012
Hughes, Howard C​. Sensory Exotica: A World Beyond Human Experience
Library of Congress​ QP435 .H84 1999