Academic Playground

November 11, 2013 | 1

Columbia once moved its twenty-two miles of books by sending them down a really, really long slide. As The Paris Review documents, in 1934, the university stocked its then-new Butler Library with a slide that ran from Low Library to the new building. (No word on whether the slide is secretly used to this day.)

is a staff writer for The Millions. He lives in New York.

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