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The library book

Tom Chapin

The library book

by Tom Chapin

  • 126 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Libraries,
  • Texts,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Children"s songs, English

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Tom Chapin and Michael Mark ; illustrated by Chuck Groenink
    ContributionsMark, Michael L., author, Groenink, Chuck, ill
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (unpaged)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26930433M
    ISBN 101481460927
    ISBN 109781481460927

    Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. More. Just like Wikipedia, you can contribute new information or corrections to the catalog. Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY) a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries.

    Books. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. On April 29, , just before 11 a.m., a fire broke out in the stacks of the main branch and burned for seven hours, destroying , books and damaging hundreds of thousands more.

    “The Library Book” tells the history of the April 29, fire that in just over seven hours destroyed over four hundred thousand books in the Los Angeles Public Library Central Branch and damaged over seven hundred thousand. Thousands of rare, valuable and non-replaceable items were lost/5(23). Apr 01,  · Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, in association with Brillstein Entertainment, have acquired the TV rights to Susan Orlean’s best-seller “The Library Book,” Variety .


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The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that’s the least of it. It’s also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book.”Cited by: 2.

Brimming with her signature wit, insight, compassion, and talent for deep research, The Library Book is Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country/5.

The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that’s the least of it. It’s also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book.”Released on: October 01, Oct 11,  · At the center of “The Library Book” is a seven-hour fire that raged through the Los Angeles Central Library on April 29,destroying or damaging more than a million books.

Oct 01,  · The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that's the least of it. It's also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book Orlean is drawn to inefficiency, to friction; she gets excited when she /5(34).

Jun 27,  · Desmond, a cryptic and soft-spoken stranger, enters the local library which is on the brink of shutting down, intent on returning an eight-year-overdue book. Before long, Sarah, a conscientious librarian, and Desmond engage in a sincere and meaningful conversation, discussing life's strange and marvellous itineraries/10(1).

The Library Book NPR coverage of The Library Book by Susan Orlean. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. The Library Book. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of over 50, results for Books: "the library book".

THE LIBRARY BOOK chronicles the history of the Los Angeles Public Library from its origins to the present day. How were the library’s ups and downs reflective of the city’s ups and down. Are libraries a fair barometer to judge the mood of a city or town.

The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that’s the least of it. It’s also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book.”.

Oct 28,  · The Library Book is about the fire and the mystery of how it started—but in some ways that’s the least of it. It’s also a history of libraries, and of a particular library, as well as the personal story of Orlean and her mother, who was losing her memory to dementia while Orlean was retrieving her own memories by writing this book.”/5(K).

The Library Book beautifully captures the shifting architectural styles and missions of the library in sweeping degree panoramas―from the very earliest American libraries to the modernist masterpieces of Louis I. Kahn and others. In his introductory essay, acclaimed author and library lover Alberto Manguel considers the story of the library in America, its evolving architecture and cultural /5(2).

In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives—delving into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity.

Oct 16,  · THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orlean ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 16, An engaging, casual history of librarians and libraries and a famous one that burned down. The Library Book by Susan Orlean tells the story of the Los Angeles Central Library fire, in which nearly a million books were damaged or destroyed.

The cause of the fire remains a mystery. The Library Book is a collection of library-themed bits of writing, fiction and non-fiction, some of them republished from elsewhere, some of them just extracts from something else. It's an interesting enough little collection to flip through, and I rather liked Kate Mosse's story -- /5.

The Library Book Is Intentionally Set Up As A Library While some readers might have trouble with the structure of The Library Book, Orlean noted that its design is actually very intentional. Rather than a chronological and subject-leading discussion of the fire, she instead sets up the book as a sort of library in which each chapter is a volume of its cie-du-scenographe.com: Abby Hargreaves.

Jan 14,  · The Library Book by Susan Orlean – review An elegant history of the Los Angeles Public Library lauds both the building that survived a fire and its vivid patrons Alexander LarmanAuthor: Alexander Larman. Oct 16,  · "The Library Book" is a sheer delight.

Orlean shows how libraries are embracing new roles in the information age with computer labs, e-books and services that go far beyond the core mission of. Jan 03,  · A New York Times Book of the Year, A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICKA dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our cie-du-scenographe.com 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 who set fire to the Los Angeles Public Library, 4/5(73).

Oct 15,  · Susan Orlean’s “The Library Book” is an absorbing account of the fire that devastated the Los Angeles Central Library and a homage to libraries everywhere. Sections SEARCH.Another serendipity book on libraries. This is a huge “coffee table” picture book, and as such there is very little to read.

The photography is beautiful, but I don’t like the /5.Oct 16,  · The book’s so fun, we were constantly reading entire passages aloud to our friends to share the joy. “Books are a sort of cultural DNA, the code for who as a society we are,” writes Orlean, the author of The Orchid Thief.

The Library Book made us fall /5().