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Sarah TX

Your ongoing investigation into FDR's reading habits has been fascinating!

Bill Altreuter

As a frequent visitor to Northampton, MA, I was somewhat surprised to see you cite FDR's as the first Presidential Library, since Silent Cal Coolidge's library is located across the street from Smith College. It appears that you are correct, however-- FDR's was the first in the "Presidential library system".


Wish I could have joined you guys but the time I spent with my family was, shall I say, priceless.

Lance, Happy New Year to you and yours!


I knew he was a reader. Well, I hoped anyway. Thanks for the follow up and restoring my faith.

Gary Farber

As a lifelong book fanatic, and former junior book editor and book publishing person, I'd dearly love to believe that the more books you read, the more wisdom you possess.

But this turns out not to be necessarily true.


I have now discovered I am a spot reader most of the time...


"Silent Cal Coolidge's library is located across the street from Smith College."

That's not quite right either Bill. The Coolidge collection is housed in Northampton's venerable public library, Forbes.

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