Saturday, December 17, 2016

Public library and other stories

Public library and other stories / Ali Smith, 221 pgs.

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.

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