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2 edition of The library book found in the catalog.

The library book

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Profile in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries,
  • Library users,
  • Libraries and society

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ665 .L656 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 180 p. :
    Number of Pages180
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25281812M
    ISBN 101781250057, 1847658407
    ISBN 109781781250051, 9781847658401
    LC Control Number2011487484
    OCLC/WorldCa769546834

    Then, after a while, my mother and I reunited The library book book the checkout counter with our finds. Orlean sensibly leaves it to the reader to decide whether Peak could have been the culprit, or if he was simply an attention-seeker. The reading tables and carrels were empty, each chair tucked under each table, all enfolded in a quiet even deeper than the usual velvety quiet of the library. I loved wandering around the bookshelves, scanning the spines until something happened to catch my eye. Then the photographs begin and, in a strange contrast, show example after example of membership libraries. The artistic choice of photographing straight lines as curves is disorienting.

    My family was big on the library. Central Library, which was designed by the architect Bertram Goodhue and opened in The library book book, is in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, at the corner of Fifth Street and Flower, on the downslope of a rise once known as Normal Hill. Interesting facts leap out from virtually every page; we discover, for instance, that the greatest threat of theft did not come from the poor or disaffected, but from nascent Hollywood studios, which, careful with their finances, would send factotums to steal books needed for movie research. Lang writes: This apology must be followed by a brief defence of the taste and passion of book-collecting, and of the class of men known invidiously as bookworms and bookhunters. We parked, and my son and I walked toward the library, taking it in for the first time.

    The vivid descriptions of the fire that engulfed the Los The library book book Central Library in are burnished by the meticulous research she did on the history of libraries and on the shocking event that resulted in the destruction and damage of over one million books. If you do, then ask the librarian for this information. The reading tables and carrels were empty, each chair tucked under each table, all enfolded in a quiet even deeper than the usual velvety quiet of the library. With sharing at its core, libraries no doubt have a strong future ahead. Central Library, which was designed by the architect Bertram Goodhue and opened inis in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, at the corner of Fifth Street and Flower, on the downslope of a rise once known as Normal Hill. These works, in whatever shape we may be able to possess them, are the necessary foundations of even the smallest collections.


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It was a place that offered the soothing uneventfulness of conformity, but Harry longed to stand out. I was raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, just a few blocks from the brick-faced Bertram Woods branch of the Shaker Heights Public Library system. Harry Peak, The library book book man police believed started the fire, was arrested but never charged.

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Above all, this excellent book is an unashamed love letter to the public library system. However, this was a recurring discussion she had with herself. He was writing a script.

When I became a writer, I went to Los Angeles many times to work on magazine pieces and books. Decades had passed and I was three thousand miles away, but I felt like I had been lifted up and whisked back to that time and place, back to the scenario of walking into the library with my mother.

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When I was older, I usually walked to the library myself, lugging back as many books as I could carry. By Susan Orlean Illustrated. You really never know how seriously interesting a subject might be until such a person takes a serious interest in it. I pictured Los Angeles as a radiant doughnut, rimmed by milky ocean and bristling mountains, with a big hole in the middle.

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