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