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In April 1986, a disastrous fire broke out in the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. By the time it was extinguished more than seven hours later, more than a million books had been damaged or destroyed, making it the worst library fire in U.S. history. Did someone intentionally set the fire? And if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into a thrilling investigation of the fire, journalist Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing book that manages to explore not only the library fire but the role of libraries and librarians in our society.
Journal Entry 2 by authorauthor at BC-DC Holiday Party in Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, December 16, 2019
Released 1 yr ago (12/22/2019 UTC) at BC-DC Holiday Party in Alexandria, Virginia USA
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book will be one of the ones given away at the Bookcrossing holiday party in Alexandria.
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Journal Entry 3 by RyeToast at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, December 22, 2019
Picked up at local BC in DC group's holiday party First Line game. I had been looking for this book at my usual used book places. I plan to start very soon. Thanks.
Journal Entry 4 by RyeToast at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Saturday, February 08, 2020
Released 1 yr ago (2/8/2020 UTC) at Silver Spring, Maryland USA
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Released to SqNutZips. Great book.
Journal Entry 5 by SqNutZips at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, February 09, 2020
This book is a controlled release to me by "RyeToast". I enjoyed reading "The Orchid Thief" by this author. Thank you "RyeToast".
Journal Entry 6 by SqNutZips at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, March 06, 2020
I just finished reading this book this morning and lo, while I'm sitting on the Metro train to go into DC, a young man sits down across from me and he's reading a copy of "The Library Book", what a fun coincidence.
Yes, young people still read real paper/bound books! I see it more and more in my travels. I think it started with JK Rowling's Harry Potter books and then becomes a lifelong thing. Not every one is glued to an electronic device or Kindle.