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The Library Book

The Library Book (Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Orlean, Susan

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After moving to Los Angeles, Susan Orlean became fascinated by a mysterious local crime that has gone unsolved since it was carried out on the morning of 29 April 1986: who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, ultimately destroying more than 400,000 books, and perhaps even... more perplexing, why? With her characteristic humour, insight and compassion, Orlean uses this terrible event as a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world. Filled with heart, passion and extraordinary characters, The Library Book discusses the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.
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ISBN 9781782392262
Released NZ 14 Nov 2018
Publisher Atlantic Books
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781782392262
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Released 14 Nov 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Orlean, Susan
Category True Crime
Library & Information Services
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 027.479494
Weight 510g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Libraries - Social aspects, Libraries - California - Los Angeles, Arson - California - Los Angeles
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade