It's those last - individually bound supplements - that tend to get missed when a treatise is pulled from the shelf for reading or checkout. That's why our mission this month is to educate our users on those most useful and most-missed volumes. And so we bring you...
Sonnet to a Supplement
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for the newest case law,
And your fresh legal argument mainstays
Bring updates to the useful book I saw.
Benchbooks stay current with lots of filing.
ALR’s pocket parts are beguiling.
But when you’re bound in a separate book
You can be very easy to overlook.
Corbin on Contracts, Wigmore on Evidence
Where would they be without a supplement?
Bound, shelved adjacent, you form a circle
For the researcher, law past to present.
When pulled from the shelf, there can be no doubt.
I shall love thee far better after checkout.
Happy Valentine's Day!