The Library Book
The Library Book, chronicles the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. It delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world.
Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, Orlean delivers a tale that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. Author: Susan Orlean. Hardcover; 336 pages.