The Interstitial Library's Circulating Collection was founded in 2004 by Head Librarians Christine Hill and Shelley Jackson to serve those members of the public unable to visit The Interstitial Library's permanent collection, located in the labyrinthine corridors of the Interstitial States of America (also known as the Dewey States).
The Interstitial Library's Circulating Collection is located at no fixed site. Its vast holdings are dispersed throughout private collections, used bookstores, other libraries, thrift stores, garbage dumps, attics, garages, hollow trees, sunken ships, the bottom desk-drawers of writers, the imaginations of non-writers, the pages of other books, the possible future, and the inaccessible past.
In a sense, this library has always existed. However, until now it has had no librarians, no catalog, and no name.
The Interstitial Library does not aspire to completeness. Indeed, we champion the incomplete, temporary, provisional, circulating and, of course, interstitial. Above all, we aim to acquire and catalogue those books that are themselves interstitial: that fall between obvious subject categories; that are notable for qualities seldom recognized by traditional institutions; that no longer exist, do not yet exist, or are entirely imaginary.





Board Members


Cataloguing Rules

Selection Criteria

Acquisitions Kit

Acquisitions Form