Library Book

By Susan Orlean
  • Crime
  • Non-Fiction

It might be a bit 'busman's holiday' but The Library Book by Susan Orlean is endlessly fascinating. Primarily about the LA Public Library fire of 1986, it delves into the history of the public library system in the US, and of California in particular. I haven't stopped quoting facts and stories from it to anyone who'll listen. An entertaining read for anyone interested in libraries, architecture, public spaces, public servants or true crime.

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