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The Library Book by Alan Bennett, Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Lionel Shriver
  

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Famous writers on libraries real or imagined, past and future; why libraries matter and to whom.

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The Library Book by Alan Bennett, Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Lionel Shriver

From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Ten Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in 2020. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.

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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


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The Reading Agency specialises in spreading reading through libraries: it is an independent charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more. They believe that reading changes lives and benefits wider civil society and that everyone has a right to the equal life chances that come with being a reader.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Alan Bennett, Julian Barnes, Stephen Fry, Lionel Shriver

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Publisher

Profile Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
192 pages

Categories

The Real World
Literary Fiction
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Anthologies (non-poetry)
Library & information sciences

ISBN

9781781250051

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