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October 31, 2011
This is what democracy reads like

The excellent and wide-ranging Occupy Wall Street library has an on-line catalog that lists over 3700 volumes as of this writing.

TiR reviewed the entire list. Most of the books are unsurprising.

Below however are some of those listed that most amused, delighted or puzzled us, or made us pause and wonder.

T.A.Z.: The Temporary Autonomous Zone
by Hakim Bey
(1st cataloged item)

The Anarchist Beast: the Anti-anarchist Crusade in Periodical Literature, 1884-1906
by Nhat Hong (1970)

Frog and Toad are Friends
by Arnold Lobel

In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash
by Jean Shepherd

Derrida's Of Grammatology

Mahzor Lev Shalem la-Yamim Ha-Noraim: Mahzor Lev Shalem for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
by Rabbi Edward Feld

Sri Isopanisad
by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
(Krishna Books, 2007) (2 copies)

Lives of Saints, with Excepts From Their Writings
by Fr. Thomas Plassmann (1954)

Christian Family Guide to Buying and Selling a Home
(Alpha, 2002)

Credit Card Usury and The Christian Failure to Stop It: A Call to Social Justice Against the Money Changers
by Paul Peter Jesep

On the Bus with Rosa Parks: Poems
by Rita Dove (2000)

Poetic Meter and Poetic Form
by Paul Fussell (1979)

Rose, Where Did You Get that Red? Teaching Great Poetry to Children
by Kenneth Koch (1974)

Star Wars Mad Libs: World's Greatest Word Game
by Roger Price and Leonard Stern

Zinester's Guide to NYC: the Last Wholly Analog Guide to NYC
by Ayun Halliday

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
by Doreen Cronin

Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics
by G. W. F. Hegel

The Origin of Consciouness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
by Julian Jaynes

Stone Age Economics
by Marshall Sahlins (1974)

Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials
by Michael Kammen

The New York Court of Appeals Reports: revised edition, with notes

The Brooklyn Mirador: History of Grand Army Plaza
by Richard F. Kessler

A Walker in the City
by Alfred Kazin

Manifestoes of Surrealism
by Andre Breton

Our Lady of the Flowers
by Jean Genet
(2 copies)

The Overton Window
by Glenn Beck

Hello Kitty Mammoth Coloring & Activity Book

F@ck You Heroes:: Photographs, 1976-1991
by Glen E. Friedman

The Book of Songs: The Ancient Chinese Classic of Poetry
by Arthur Waley
(Grove Press (1960), Hardcover)

Know your Bird Sounds, Vol. 1: Songs and Calls of Yard, Garden and City Birds
by Lang Elliott
("including audio CD")

Alternatively, the above list, and catalog in general, simply made TiR want to encamp full-time at OWS and read.