I really enjoyed Alberto Manguel's "The Library at Night". He talks about the idea of a library, both historically and personally, from various angles: the library as myth, order, space, power, shadow, shape, chance, workshop, mind, island, survival, oblivion, imagination, identity, and home. I'd like to explore my personal conception of a library, bringing to bear ideas of digital literature and books, permeable webs of text and data, transaction and exchange of knowledge, and ways libraries are rapidly changing. I have many "libraries": the books on my shelves, those in my parents' homes in Seattle, the libraries of my parents themselves (my intermediary libraries), the annals of used bookstores — and of course, then there's the Internet: curated Amazon lists, Pinboard bookmarks, my Pocket reading list, PDFs on my hard drive, Kindle purchases and more. I also want to write about how and why I value my library: expanding my awareness and imaginative capacity (and the idea of the "antilibrary" — the weight and importance of books yet to be explored); freedom and lack of constraint; accessibility and personalization; comfort.