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Contributor(s): Anand, Anita | Slaughter, Karin, 1971- | Fry, Stephen, 1957- | Reading Agency (Great Britain).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Profile, 2012Description: x, 180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781781250051 (hbk.); 1781250057 (hbk.); 9781847658401 (ebook); 1847658407 (ebook).Subject(s): Libraries | Libraries and society | Library users | Public librariesDDC classification: 027
Contents:
This place will lend you books for free/James Brown -- Character building/Anita Anand -- The defence of the book/Julian Barnes -- The punk and Langside Library/Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules/Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at the bookcase/Alan Bennett -- The future of the library/Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs/Val McDermid -- I love libraries/Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde?/Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries/Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps/China Mievelle -- Alma Mater/Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon/Tom Holland -- A corner of St James/Susan Hill -- It takes a library.../Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold/ Bali Rai -- Libraries rock!/Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule/Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this.../Nicky Wire -- Library life/Zadie Smith -- The lending library/Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom/Karin Slaughter -- Afterword: The reading agency/Miranda McKearney
This place will lend you books for free/James Brown -- Character building/Anita Anand -- The defence of the book/Julian Barnes -- The punk and Langside library/Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules/Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at a bookcase/Alan Bennett -- The future of the library/Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs/Val McDermid -- I heart libraries/Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde?/Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries/Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps/China Mieville -- Alma mater/Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon/Tom Holland -- A corner of St James's/Susan Hill -- It takes a library.../Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold/Bali Rai -- Libraries rock!/Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule/Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this.../Nicky Wire -- Library life/Zadie Smith -- The lending library/Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom/Karin Slaughter -- Afterword:The reading agency/Miranda McKearney.
This place will lend you books for free / James Brown -- Character building / Anita Anaud -- The defence of the book / Julian Barnes -- The Punk and Langside Library / Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules / Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at a bookcase / Alan Bennett -- The future of the library / Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs / Val McDermid -- I [love] libraries / Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde? / Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries / Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps / China Miéville -- Alma Mater / Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon / Tom Holland -- A corner of St James's / Susan Hill -- It takes a library ... / Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold / Bali Rai -- Libraries rock! / Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule / Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this ... / Nicky Wire -- Library life / Zadie Smith -- The lending library / Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom / Karin Slaughter -- Afterword : The Reading Agency / Miranda McKearney.
In memoirs, essays and stories that are funny, moving, visionary or insightful, twenty-three famous authors celebrate public libraries - places where minds open and the world expands.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

From Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's 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 the future. 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.

This place will lend you books for free/James Brown -- Character building/Anita Anand -- The defence of the book/Julian Barnes -- The punk and Langside Library/Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules/Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at the bookcase/Alan Bennett -- The future of the library/Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs/Val McDermid -- I love libraries/Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde?/Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries/Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps/China Mievelle -- Alma Mater/Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon/Tom Holland -- A corner of St James/Susan Hill -- It takes a library.../Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold/ Bali Rai -- Libraries rock!/Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule/Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this.../Nicky Wire -- Library life/Zadie Smith -- The lending library/Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom/Karin Slaughter -- Afterword: The reading agency/Miranda McKearney

This place will lend you books for free/James Brown -- Character building/Anita Anand -- The defence of the book/Julian Barnes -- The punk and Langside library/Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules/Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at a bookcase/Alan Bennett -- The future of the library/Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs/Val McDermid -- I heart libraries/Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde?/Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries/Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps/China Mieville -- Alma mater/Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon/Tom Holland -- A corner of St James's/Susan Hill -- It takes a library.../Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold/Bali Rai -- Libraries rock!/Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule/Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this.../Nicky Wire -- Library life/Zadie Smith -- The lending library/Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom/Karin Slaughter -- Afterword:The reading agency/Miranda McKearney.

This place will lend you books for free / James Brown -- Character building / Anita Anaud -- The defence of the book / Julian Barnes -- The Punk and Langside Library / Hardeep Singh Kohli -- The rules / Lucy Mangan -- Baffled at a bookcase / Alan Bennett -- The future of the library / Seth Godin -- Going to the dogs / Val McDermid -- I [love] libraries / Lionel Shriver -- Have you heard of Oscar Wilde? / Stephen Fry -- The secret life of libraries / Bella Bathurst -- The booksteps / China Miéville -- Alma Mater / Caitlin Moran -- The library of Babylon / Tom Holland -- A corner of St James's / Susan Hill -- It takes a library ... / Michael Brooks -- The magic threshold / Bali Rai -- Libraries rock! / Ann Cleeves -- The five-minute rule / Julie Myerson -- If you tolerate this ... / Nicky Wire -- Library life / Zadie Smith -- The lending library / Kate Mosse -- Fight for libraries as you do freedom / Karin Slaughter -- Afterword : The Reading Agency / Miranda McKearney.

In memoirs, essays and stories that are funny, moving, visionary or insightful, twenty-three famous authors celebrate public libraries - places where minds open and the world expands.

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