Browsing: Libraries

Jill Grunenwald dreamed of becoming a librarian, but her first job — located in the library of a men’s prison — was far from what she imagined. In this memoir, she shares her unforgettable experience of seeing the importance of books firsthand. “A fascinating look into a world many of us never see” (Booklist).

An investigation into the mysterious fire at the Los Angeles Public Library becomes a dazzling exploration of the history, impact, and future of all libraries in this New York Times bestseller. “A constant pleasure to read… Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post).

This “irresistible treasury for book and library lovers” (Booklist starred review) showcases the centuries-old history of the Library of Congress and its card catalog system. “Beautifully produced, intelligently written… Guaranteed to bring a wistful gleam to the book nerd’s eye” (The Washington Post).

A New York Times bestseller and NPR Best Book of 2016: In the 1980s, an archivist smuggled 350,000 ancient manuscripts out of Timbuktu — and the hands of Al Qaeda. “Part history, part scholarly adventure story, and part journalist survey… Hammer writes with verve and expertise” (The New York Times Book Review).

A powerful #1 New York Times bestseller and Newbery Medal winner: Jess and Leslie build a wonderful friendship around an imaginary realm called Terabithia — until an unthinkable tragedy strikes. “Eloquent and assured” (Kirkus Reviews), with nearly 175,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.