Reading

Antilibrary

16 books that I intend to read eventually.

Taleb introduces the Hayekian and almost taoistic metaphor of the anti-library: A library of the books you haven't read, of the things you don't know. A massive collection of unknowledge, the anti-library contains all the books that may still change your life.
— Bjørn Stærk | lessons from the antilibrary
  • Henry Farrell, Abraham Newman: Underground Empire (2023, Holt & Company, Henry)

    Underground Empire

    How America Weaponized the World Economy

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  • Glenn McDonald: You Have Not yet Heard Your Favourite Song (2024, Canbury Press Ltd)

    You Have Not yet Heard Your Favourite Song

    How Streaming Changes Music

  • Timothy Messer-Kruse: Patriots' Dilemma (2024, Pluto Press)

    Patriots' Dilemma

    White Abolitionism and Black Banishment in the Founding of the United States of America

  • Will Larson, Tanya Reilly: Staff Engineer (Paperback, 2021, Will Larson)

    Staff Engineer

    Leadership beyond the management track

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  • Tanya Reilly: Staff Engineer's Path (2022, O'Reilly Media, Incorporated)

    Staff Engineer's Path

    A Guide for Individual Contributors Navigating Growth and Change

  • Jeff Goodell: The The Heat Will Kill You First (2023, Little Brown & Company)

    The The Heat Will Kill You First

    Life and Death on a Scorched Planet

  • Robert A. Caro: The power broker (1975, Vintage Books)

    The power broker

    Robert Moses and the fall of New York

  • Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities (Paperback, 1963, Vintage, Brand: Vintage)

    The Death and Life of Great American Cities

  • Paul Jepson, Cain Blythe: Rewilding : The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery (2022, MIT Press)

    Rewilding : The Radical New Science of Ecological Recovery

    the Illustrated Edition

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  • David D. Clark: Designing an Internet (Hardcover, 2018, The MIT Press)

    Designing an Internet

  • Kim Kelly: Fight Like Hell (2022, Atria Books)

    Fight Like Hell

    The Untold History of American Labor

  • Tricia Romano: The Freaks Came Out to Write (Hardcover, 2024, PublicAffairs)

    The Freaks Came Out to Write

    The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture

  • Hamilton Nolan: The Hammer (2024, Hachette Books)

    The Hammer

    Power, Inequality, and the Struggle for the Soul of Labor

  • Octavia E. Butler, Damian Duffy, John Jennings, María Barbado Mujica: Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Hardcover, 2017, Harry N. Abrams (Abrams Comicarts))

    Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation

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  • Natasha Dow Schüll: Addiction by Design (Paperback, 2014, Princeton University Press)

    Addiction by Design

    Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

  • Fonda Lee: Jade Legacy (Paperback, 2021, Orbit Books)

    Jade Legacy


This books page layout was replicated from the work of Simon Dann. That page was inspired by the books pages of Dave Rupert, Mark Llobrera, Søren Birkemeyer and Derek Shirk. They originally got the idea for a books page from Maggie Appleton and her Antilibrary. The first version of this page was inspired by Cox Chapman's Books page. I was further hooked on a homepage for my own book activity by the library.json proposal by Tom Critchlow.