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The Library Book

Updated: May 14

The 1986 Los Angeles Central Public Library fire, the greatest library fire in US history, is at the heart of this riveting and compelling story. It is part memoir, part history, part mystery, part biography – all written in a personal and entertaining style. It is a tribute to the vital and evolving role of libraries and librarians, their contributions extending far beyond books. More than one reviewer has called it a love letter to libraries.

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