On 28 April 1986 there was a fire at Los Angeles Central Library that burned for seven hours and destroyed thousands of books. Susan Orlean, award winning reporter for the The New Yorker, paints for us a picture of the day of the fire and aftermath, weaving stories from staff, people on site, and the firefighters. But not simply being about the fire itself, The Library Book captures the sense of community that libraries inspire and cultivate, humming often in the background of our lives as one of our most human institutions.
Autographed (book-plated). Paperback.