The Library of Babel

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by Caroline Smith!

"I have just written the word 'infinite'. I say that it is not illogical to think that the world is infinite." This zine is an illustrated version of "The Library of Babel", a short story from 1948 by Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges. The story conceives of the universe in the form of a neverending library containing all possible orderings of 25 basic text characters. While most books will be gibberish, it will also contain great works, predictions of the future, and every Thing else in the universe.

Caroline has turned this story into a comic with beautiful, surreal, and mystifying images of this imagined library. Illustrations of the library itself, the people within it, and the geometric structures of its near-infinity bring this story to heart. It's the sort of experience that makes you believe in the magic of the universe and revel in the vastness of all possibilities.

Hand-bound with either black, gray, red, green, or blue yarn.

60 pages, B&W, 4.25" x 5.5" (quarter size)

Everything in the distro is available for trades of all kinds! Please email me to arrange: [email protected]

The entire comic is available to read online on the creator's website for FREE! Check it out here: