An Argument Against Spinelessness


Considering the other forces vying to demarcate our time, dividing it up between mass shootings and other traumas, to encounter a packed bookshelf, a library, or a bookstore with a breathtaking procession of spines and all the potential therein—it is a relief to know that time can also look like that, that it could contain so many ways out, over, and through with those stories.

We know better than to judge books by their covers, but how about by their spines. The beauty of binding, explored by Lit Hub.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →