- Of Space which is subdivided into
- Rooms where books may be put
- Places in a room where books can be arranged, and
- Things which aren't boos but are often met with in libraries
- Of Order
- Ways of arranging books
- Books very easy to arrange
- Books not too difficult to arrange
- Books just about impossible to arrange, and
Perhaps so, but I doubt it. Perec is posing a pseudo-problem, as he believes that bookshelves "should serve from time to time as joggers of the memory, as cat rests and as lumber-rooms." Furthermore, he also thinks that "disorder in a library is not serious in itself; it ranks with 'Which drawer did I put my socks in?'"
The problem of order in a public library belongs to a higher and more serious order. The same holds for our notes of these books, unless they are kept in the books of the personal library itself which I do not consider a good idea.
1. Georges Perec, Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (New York: Penguin, 1997), pp. 148-155.