Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards’ secret librarian alter-ego


From the Times Online cleverly titled “It’s only books ‘n’ shelves but I like it”, we learn that Keith Richards has a huge personal library that he once tried to organize via the Dewey Decimal System.
Even better, Richards clearly understands the enduring societal value of libraries, noting:

When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.

2 Responses to “Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards’ secret librarian alter-ego”


  1. 1 Jennifer Richmond April 6, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Funny that he thought Dewey was too hard. It’s a good thing he didn’t attempt LC classification!

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