A library is not a luxury, it is a necessity (Henry Ward Beecher)
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser (Keith Richards)
Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.
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The contents are all in a good cause and probably worth the price for the Alan Bennett contribution alone. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bluecashmere.
This is OK - and it IS a good cause - but it's slight bordering on the exiguous. Since you're here (have you come far? Read morePublished on 20 May 2013 by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
This is a book published by the reading agency, as an eulogy to the institution that is the public library system. Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by Half Man, Half Book
Book lovers should be encouraged by this great book to get out and campaign to keep libraries as living vibrant places in our communities.Published on 17 Dec. 2012 by Tweedledum
I have to admit that I don't usually bother with short storied or collections of essays but this book contained writing by so many of my favourite authors/ journalists that I... Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2012 by Sarah Durston
It is an inspiring read, including stories about humble authors and writers found their second life and started their journey to success from their local libraries. Read morePublished on 27 Aug. 2012 by E