Maybe he’s the librarian 😉
Yes. I’ve thought he might be a Matrix Architect sort of character but more of an Master Archivist/Librarian. He does know something about old-style bookbinding and using chemicals on pages that surely are rare in the eyes of a bibliophile.
Currently, I’m chasing a certain theory down a rabbit hole and looking into any references/hints August W Booth may be The White Knight aka Lewis Carroll – or at least, resolve any connections.
August (noble) Wayne (cartwright: a crafstman who “rights” things) Booth (Carol/carrel)
Thus, Noble=Knight, Cartwright=Writer/Editor, Carol/Carrel=Carrol
Lewis Carroll embedded himself into Looking Glass/Wonder Land as The White Knight and guided Alice to the final “brooke” she had to pass over to become Queen. When Alice crossed the brooke, The White Knight could not follow. Some fans speculate water is crucial clue to August Booth’s identity. Perhaps, he cannot gaze upon his own reflection in the mirror-like surface of water. Surely, there is something to my line of thinking August has a White Knight/Carroll connection.