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The Book That Changed Your Life
Act Three. Roger and Me, Lewis and Clark.

This story begins at the 27:00 minute mark, approximately. click to listen

Reporter Jeremy Goldstein tells the story of a man who had many books change his life, even though he'd never read them. 

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Bars on books jar Harvard students:
Thefts prompt action, school says

By David Abel, September 30, 2009

Providing access to books while keeping them safe from theft and mutilation has been a challenge for librarians for ages--and here's a case in point. A sad story, really, because the experience of browsing is distinctly different from requesting titles that sit locked in cases. The chance for serendipitous discovery declines markedly.