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The library book.

Publisher: London : Profile, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether brand new or steeped in history, real or imagined, libraries feature in everyone's lives. In memoirs, essays and stories that are funny, moving, visionary or insightful, twenty-three famous writers celebrate these places where minds open and the world expands. Public libraries are lifelines, to practical information as well as to the imagination, but funding is under threat all over the country. This book is  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781781250051 1781250057
OCLC Number: 769546834
Description: x, 180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: This place will lend you books for free / James Brown --
Character building / Anita Anand --
The defence of the book / Julian Barnes --
The Punk and Langside Library / Hardeep Singh Kohli --
The rules / Lucy Mangan --
Baffled at a bookcase / Alan Bennett --
The future of the library / Seth Godin --
Going to the dogs / Val McDermid --
I [heart] libraries / Lionel Shriver --
Have you heard of Oscar Wilde? / Stephen Fry --
The secret life of libraries / Bella Bathurst --
The booksteps / China Miéville --
Alma Mater / Caitlin Moran --
The Library of Babylon / Tom Holland --
A corner of St James's / Susan Hill --
It takes a library--
/ Michael Brooks --
The magic threshold / Bali Rai --
Libraries rock! / Ann Cleeves --
The five-minute rule / Julie Myerson --
If you tolerate this--
/ Nicky Wire --
Library life / Zadie Smith --
The lending library / Kate Mosse --
Fight for libraries as you do freedom / Karin Slaughter --
Afterword : the reading agency / Miranda McKearney.

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Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.  Read more...

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A library is not a luxury, it is a necessity -- Henry Ward Beecher When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and Read more...

 
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