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http://www.nytimes.com/books/97/12/07/home/article2.html "Across the street, history, poetry and 20th-century English and American fiction are housed, while down the block a separate building is devoted to 19th-century books, literature in translation and books about books."

Is something missing after "devoted to", which I thought should be followed by a noun (phrase) or gerund that implies activity of some kind? Would replacing "devoted to" with "devoted to storing" make a world of difference?
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"19th-century books, literature in translation and books about books" is a noun phrase.

devoted to 19th-century books, devoted to literature in translation and devoted to books about books
"19th-century books, literature in translation and books about books" is a noun phrase indeed, but it doesn't contain activity. It only implies objects (books).