Posted on 07/26/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Patience may be a virtue, but isn't a hundred-year-long wait for a book a bit excessive?

That may be the view of some people, but the BBC's Richard Fisher begs to differ.

Fisher recently visited the Future Library in Oslo, Norway, for a ceremony to deliver manuscripts commissioned for it.

He joined participating authors Tsitsi Dangarembga, Karl Ove Knausgård, and others in a procession to the forest where the trees that will become paper for their books are growing, to the actual Silent Room in Oslo's main public library.

The day was marked both by solemnity and silliness; you can read Fisher's perceptions of the Future Library and what it says about the human spirit at the BBC.

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