The Library Book (Book Review)

One of the best books that I’ve bought recently celebrates the joy of reading in libraries. The Library Book has a cast of excellent authors – Alan Bennett, Stephen Fry, Zadie Smith and others -writing about their experiences of using libraries. As children, adolescents and adults, these people  enjoyed and benefitted from their reading;  in this slim, elegant book they celebrate the library as sanctuary, as a source of creativity, as a place of education and self-discovery. You can read an edited version of Alan Bennett’s lively and entertaining contribution here 


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