The Library Book
Explore the fascinating world of libraries and librarians with Susan Orlean's The Library Book. Delving into the aftermath of a disastrous fire that destroyed over 400,000 books in the Los Angeles Public Library, Orlean examines the crucial role that libraries play in our lives, from their humble beginnings to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity. Through on-the-ground reporting, personal reflections, and an investigation into the case of the alleged arsonist, Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that celebrates the heart, mind, and soul of our country's beloved institutions.
2019-11-07T06:22:09.000ZThis is a must read book by @susanorlean. Obviously. Everyone has read it. But I’m catching up. This is one of the most captivating paragraphs I’ve read in a while. – source
2019-12-15T16:19:25.000ZThe best books I read this year. Thanks @austinkleon and @susanorlean and among others. If you want reading recommendations, sign up for the reading list email at Can’t believe it is in its tenth year. – source