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The Library

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"Excellent . . . Tracks the history of that greatest of all cultural institutions." —The Washington Post
Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists." Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.
"The Library . . . abounds in fascinating tales." —The New York Times Book Review

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Publisher: Counterpoint

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  • ISBN: 9781640090217
  • File size: 1085 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2018

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  • ISBN: 9781640090217
  • File size: 1483 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2018

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"Excellent . . . Tracks the history of that greatest of all cultural institutions." —The Washington Post
Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists." Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.
"The Library . . . abounds in fascinating tales." —The New York Times Book Review

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