"The Library Book" by Susan Orlean Illuminates the Library’s Role in Human History

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It seems like everyone on the ImagineIF Board and the Friends of the Library is talking about “The Library Book” by Susan Orlean, a sweeping book that’s part memoir and part historical investigation. Centered around the Los Angeles Central Library fire of 1986, Orlean examines the age old tug-of-war between the human desire to preserve knowledge and art and the equally human inclination to obliterate it. Everyone who’s read it calls it a page-turner. I’m adding it to my reading list.

-Executive Director, Charlotte

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