Edward Massey Books cannot be about books without being about a library. Well, not so much about a library. Sure, a library needs books, but books, at least my books, are about people, working people. One of the most extraordinary working people I know is Jimmy Cardon, my niece’s husband. He’s a master woodworker who builds beautiful libraries. But he’s more than that, as you will judge for yourself when you view the video made of him by his son. In some ways, we’re in the same business. He takes three to five years to build a library. I take three to five years to build a book. He also writes about his libraries. I don’t compare myself to him, though. Obscure as he is to the world I live in, the libraries he has created are monumental works of art.