The Library Book

Susan Orlean delves into a historic burning of a public library in Los Angeles and uses the horrific event as a prompt to discuss the history and significance of libraries in our communities and our lives. Orlean mixes humour and wit with research and curious insight to present this enthralling take on libraries. She delves into the past and dips her toes into the future, as she discusses how libraries will adapt themselves to fit into our digital new world.

By Susan Orlean