Scott Sherman | The Nation

Scott Sherman

Author Bios

Scott Sherman

Scott Sherman is a contributing writer to The Nation and the author of Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library (Melville House, 2015). His website is www.scottgsherman.com.


News and Features

The demise of the New York Public Library’s Central Library Plan is the end of a Bloomberg-era castle in the sky.

After public outcry, the library’s $300 million project to demolish stacks and sell off branch libraries has collapsed.

How the Internet and slashed budgets have endangered one of higher education’s most important institutions.

Why did one of the world’s greatest libraries adopt a $300 million transformation without any real public debate?

The current renovation plan is too costly and will ruin the landmark 42nd Street building. A reasonable compromise is still on the table.

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

Corporate sponsorship is undermining a wide network of democratic, farmer-owned co-ops.

Anthony Shadid was an exceedingly rare reporter in the thinning ranks of American journalism.

As NYPL President Anthony Marx wages a public outreach campaign, opposition to the library’s renovation plan picks up support from Mario Vargas Llosa, Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Lethem and others.