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Library: An Unquiet History Paperback – 1 Dec 2004

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (1 December 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780099437079
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099437079
  • ASIN: 0099437074
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 322 g
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"Fascinating... Eloquently written and genuinely enlightening, Battles's book is a telling testimony to the way libraries can transform lives" (Sunday Herald)

"Performs a valuable service by blowing the dust off our stodgy, conventional conception of the library to reveal the living heart of cultures that beats beneath its stone facade" (Los Angeles Times)

"An erudite, companionable, joyful book... Thrilling" (Spectator)

"Matthew Battles touches on almost all the important subjects, through fascinating stories... The book is full of all sorts of treasures" (Times Literary Supplement)

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"A slim history of the library that speaks volumes."

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