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The Library Book

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Product description

A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018. After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why?  With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.
Book condition throughout very good: dust jacket complete and unmarked, cloth covers very good and all pages crisp and clean.

Item details

Added value:
1st UK Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Susan Orlean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
240x163x30
EAN-13:
9781782392255
Edition:
2019
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1782392255
ISBN-13:
9781782392255
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Title:
The Library Book

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A New York Times Book of the Year, 2018. After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even more perplexing, why?  With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.
Book condition throughout very good: dust jacket complete and unmarked, cloth covers very good and all pages crisp and clean.

Added value:
1st UK Edition, Dust Jacket
Author(s):
Susan Orlean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
240x163x30
EAN-13:
9781782392255
Edition:
2019
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1782392255
ISBN-13:
9781782392255
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
317
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Title:
The Library Book

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