These books were beloved. But what happens after their owner dies?


Eugenia Kaledin still remembers the first book she and her former husband, Arthur, bought together — a copy of “The Bhagavad Gita” for a class about India they audited at Harvard in 1950.

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That was just the beginning. Over 43 years of marriage, 20 years of friendship, and various world travels, Arthur — an MIT history professor — picked up book after book after book.

Now, three months after his death, Kaledin and their children are left with a conundrum that families of bibliophiles are increasingly facing: what to do with the hundreds of books that help tell their life story.

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