Question for librarians!
When a book is recalled for inaccuracies— I’m obviously talking about Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine— do y’all leave them on the shelf? I think that this is a different case than something like A million little pieces, which may not have been true, but the only mis-truths were personal.
Imagine has fabricated information, but it’s not harmful, and the book is probably still pretty fascinating.
So— do you leave it on the shelf? Do you give a disclaimer? Do you pull it when the publisher does?
We would love your input as well. I originally suggested we put book plates in our copies with a general disclaimer because I believe its existence is important as an artifact. But I am open to a discussion on this!
I love this kind of stuff.
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- inbedwithbooks answered: The news has made me want to buy Imagine. I’d leave it on the shelf-I’m sure many patrons are curious about it. It is an artifact now.
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