What he said, in 2007:
A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.
From Horseradish : bitter truths you can’t avoid by Lemony Snicket. (9780061240065)
What I said, in 2011:
We now know that books won’t always be on most of the shelves. If indeed there are any shelves. However, we assume people will still be reading. Our challenge is to market the enduring, growing importance of libraries as eloquently as Snicket’s nostalgically potent quote.
image from State Library and Archives of Florida