Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.
From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Ten Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in 2020. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli shares his recipe for a happy library and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves.
Using memoir, history, polemic, short stories and some poetry too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there.
About the Author
The Reading Agency specialises in spreading reading through libraries: it is an independent charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more. They believe that reading changes lives and benefits wider civil society and that everyone has a right to the equal life chances that come with being a reader.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 2nd February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.228