Here, books are waiting, everywhere. Some to be discovered, others repaired. And some forgotten but protected, guarded for now. But time wears on everything, including the materiality of objects. While some few books remain pristine after centuries, most, like everything else, turn to dust long before. At nearly 100 years old, this Spanish masterpiece is a survivor.

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, 1918

Vincente Blasco Ibanez

The Detroit Public Library, Archive, 3/31/16

8x10 gelatin silver contact print

Marco Lorenzetti


Long & McQuade Mississauga (Toronto) Canada:

  1. Lovely 1978 Fender P-bass!
  2. I love a V with a bound neck.  This one is a special run for Giibson’s 120th anniversary.
  3. My fave Starla is still here…it has been here for AT LEAST two years!
  4. Starla (reprise)
  5. Yellow pickup, Burlington Vermont.
  6. I must say I love an Olympic White Bass VI.
  7. I don’t know much about basses that are not Fenders, so I have no idea what these are.  Pretty though…
  8. Another classic car from my trip to Vermont last week which just happened to coincide with a giant classic/antique automobile event!
  9. Say what you want about Ibanez, but they do make some great hollow bodies!
  10. There are at least THREE things in this picture that I wouldn’t mine taking home…