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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

Baldwin, James. Collected Essays
Library of Congress Classification PS 3552.A45 A16 1998

Keep It Real

Arsenault, Raymond. Arthur Ashe: A Life
Library of Congress CT275 .A79 A77 2018
Library of Congress E185.61 .R81 2017
Library of Congress CT275.S9554 T39 2001


Baldwin, James. Going to Meet the Man

Library of Congress PZ4. B18 Gi

Library of Congress PZ4.B65374 Wh 2018

Shaykh, Hanan. The Occasional Virgin

Library of Congress PZ4 .S5378 Oc 2018

Out of the Ordinary

Library of Congress VM23 .U37 2018