Thursday, August 25, 2005

PTFers: The Ministry of Reshelving

Please to direct your attention to Jane McGonigal and the wonderful Avant Game, who began their simple and brilliant Ministry of Reshelving Project last week:

How to Serve the Ministry of Reshelving

1. Select a local bookstore to carry out your reshelving activities.

2. Download and print "This book has been relocated by the Ministry of Reshelving" bookmarks and "All copies of 1984 have been relocated" notecards to take with you to the bookstore. Or make your own. We recommend bringing a notecard and 5-10 bookmarks to each store.

3. Go to the bookstore and locate its copies of George Orwell's 1984. Unless the Ministry of Reshelving has already visited this bookstore, it is probably currently incorrectly classified as "Fiction" or "Literature."

4. Discreetly move all copies of 1984 to a more suitable section, such as "Current Events", "Politics", "History", "True Crime", or "New Non-Fiction."

5. Insert a Ministry of Reshelving bookmark into each copy of any book you have moved. Leave a notecard in the empty space the books once occupied.

If it doesn't yet make sense to you, feel free to puruse A Minor Statement of Avant Gaming. If it still doesn't make sense... well... you need to get out and play more.

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