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By the Book: ‘Why Have a Big Library and Not Use It?’ Janet Malcolm: By the Book

By the BookImageJanet MalcolmCreditCreditIllustration by Jillian TamakiThe journalist, whose new book is “Nobody’s Looking at You: Essays,” read indiscriminately in her youth: “Bookish children are not critics. They just like to read.”What books are on your nightstand?I take it you mean the imaginary Doric column that supports a teetering pile of current and old books…