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The Knothole Library Archive

The Mobian Central Library opened its doors in 1995, one of the earliest features of’s Sonic Resource Page. Maintained by David “Bookshire Draftwood” Pistone, it seemed the most logical choice for them to run the first dedicated Sonic the Hedgehog fanfiction depository. Being one of the earliest fanfic writers of the era, Pistone’s fan characters – Sandra Nightweaver, Commander Packbell, and the self-inserted Bookshire – were not only used in their own works, but in many of the fanfics written by their peers. Even today, it is not unusual to see the legacy of this site crop up in a modern fan work based on the Saturday morning series, with a character like the robotic Packbell creeping up to cause havoc for the Freedom Fighters.

It was this exchange of ideas that influenced the evolution of the Mobian Central Library. That all these stories, written by a variety of people, could coexist in the same universe. That the ideas of one fanfic writer would inspire another, the narrative working together, creating an extension of the Saturday morning Sonic the Hedgehog television series that had recently been canceled. What started as a single page with a list of fanfics one could click was reorganized, not primarily by author but by chronology, a variety of stories forming what became “Universe #1,” following the further adventures of Sonic and his friends.

It would not be long before the archive was moved to the domain, just before Ratman swore off the Sonic fandom entirely. Even in its new home, the site continued to flourish, still considered the one of the primary destinations for a Sonic fanfic fix. Over the next 14 years, the site would bounce from one server to the next, eventually falling into hibernation. Bookshire, now going by the name Serinthia Kelberry, announced the closure of the site in 2010, but chose to keep it online for those who still might want to visit, reliving the stories of their youth. It may be frozen in time, but it lives on, hidden somewhere in a great forest...

Its remains are preserved in the following:

Sonic Short Stories
The original fanfic vault, this was how Bookshire's archive looked while it was hosted on Features the following stories that were removed from later revisions of the archive:
Furs of the Forest Main Library
No longer able to house himself at, Bookshire moved over to, where they continued the mission of hosting only the best fandom had to offer. Or something like that.
Mobian Central Library (
For a time, Bookshire had their own domain name. This is how the site looked when it was still considered a major force in the fanfiction realm of the Sonic Internet Community.
Mobian Central Library (
Bookshire's fanfiction library as it was in its final days, complete with message describing its hibernating state. Thrill at the classic adventures of a long forgotten era, featuring some version of everyone's favorite hedgehog!
Bookshire Draftwood's Sonic Universe
What little remains of the rest of Bookshire's general Sonic site, which was also hosted on
The Mature Section
The most infamous section of Bookshire's site, it was removed from later revisions and hidden deep within. If you are offended by Sonic having sex with Sally and other...less consensual acts, do not enter.
The Farewell Message
Serinthia says goodbye to her audience, but the stories remain for all time.