Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Symbols & Objects

Robin Sloan
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The Bookstore

The bookstore symbolizes the old way of storing and retrieving knowledge.

Google

Google is modern way of storing and retrieving knowledge. Its volume symbolizes the vast amount of information available.

Gerritszoon

The Gerritszoon font symbolizes the key to unlocking the Manutius puzzle.

The Logbook

The logbook symbolizes the way humans collect knowledge. The detail included in the logbook can differ from the data collected online. It is collected through the eyes of person rather than interpreted by a machine.

Cloaks

All who enter the Reading Room are required to wear a long, dark cloak. This symbolizes the unity of the group. Additionally, the cloaks do not have hoods. So while the bodies are made to look similar, the heads (brains) retain their individual identity.

Burn

The penalty for those who have been deemed to have violated the fellowship is to have their entry into the...

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