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Author Orlean, Susan, author.

Title The library book [kit] / Susan Orlean.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Storage    027.4794 ORL    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves 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; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Los Angeles Public Library -- Fire, 1986.
Library buildings -- Fires and fire prevention -- California -- Los Angeles.
Fires -- California -- Los Angeles.
Library materials -- Conservation and restoration -- California -- Los Angeles.
Books -- Conservation and restoration -- California -- Los Angeles.
ISBN 9781476740188 (hardcover)

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