Saturday, December 17, 2016
Public library and other stories
A tribute to public libraries with stories that are beautiful and interesting. Between each story is a short interview of someone telling about what the library means to them or how they used the library as a kid. These little interviews are wonderful and we learn that Kate Atkinson used the York City Children's Library and credits it with making her a writer.
Public Libraries are being closed and de-funded in the UK and this book was written as a tribute and protest against more closings. The stories all deal with the power and magic of books and words. This is a wonderful book for anyone who loves libraries, reading, and books.