New York Times Covers Library History Book

Check out this article from the New York Times about Susan Orlean’s new title, The Library Book.  Published by Simon & Schuster, this work creatively intertwines Ms. Orlean’s personal experiences in libraries with general American library history.

Ms. Orlean explains the inspiration for her latest book on her author web site:

“I started taking my own son to the library, and I was reminded instantly and vividly of how much libraries had meant to me, how formative they were to my love of reading and writing, and how much they mean to us as a culture. The next thing I knew, I was investigating the largest library fire in the history of the United States. The life and times and near-death experience of the Los Angeles Public Library was a story that felt urgent to tell, and gave me a chance to pay tribute to these marvelous places that have been such an essential part of my life.”

Considering the author’s successful publishing record, look for this book for this to be a top seller!  How wonderful to see library history making another splash in the popular press!


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