books about: libraries
The Library: A World History
James W. P. Campbell
University Of Chicago Press
A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. As varied and inventive as the volumes they hold, such buildings can be much more than the dusty, dark wooden shelves found in mystery stories or the catacombs of stacks in the basements of academia. From the great dome of the Library of Congress, to the white façade of the Seinäjoki Library in Finland, to the ancient ruins of the library of Pergamum in modern ...
The Library: An Illustrated History
Stuart A. P. Murray
Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished—and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound paper books of our present day. The Library invites you to enter the libraries of ancient Greece, early China, Renaissance England, and modern-day America, and speaks to the book lover in all of us. Incorporating beautiful ...
At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries
At Home with Books is a visual delight, a helpful resource, and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library. Includes professional advice on editing and categorizing your library; caring for your books; preserving, restoring, and storing rare books; finding out-of-print books; and choosing furniture, lighting, and shelving. Full-color photographs.
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World
Harry N. Abrams
All of the libraries in the world-whether small or large, public or private-serve the same purpose: to preserve, cherish, or show off the riches of human knowledge. Now, for the first time, an internationally renowned photographer takes the reader on a journey to more than 20 of the most historic of these magical places, all architectural treasures. From the dramatic, baroque Library of the Institut de France in Paris, to the splendid Vatican ...
Libraries are a book producer's dream. Since nobody photographs libraries as beautifully as Hofer, it seemed only natural to dedicate one of her publications to the splendid and intimate cathedrals of knowledge across Europe and the US: the Escorial in Spain, the Whitney Museum in New york, Villa Medici in Rome, the Hamburg University library, the Bibliotheque nationale de France in Paris, the Museo Archeologico in Madrid, and Pierpont Morgan ...
Libraries (Roads Reflections)
'Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.' So said the iconic Ray Bradbury, and indeed history as we know it begins with the invention of the library. Reflections: Libraries is a visual exploration of how cultures around the world have responded to the impulse to protect and interact with the written word; for the story of the human experience is told not only in the books on a library’s shelves, but also in its ...
Elizabeth Brown doesn’t like to play with dolls, and she doesn’t like to skate. What she does like to do is read books. Lots of them, all the time. Over the years, her collection has grown to such enormous proportions that there’s not even room in Elizabeth’s house for Elizabeth. The way she solves the problem will warm the hearts of book lovers, young and old.
Library: An Unquiet History
W. W. Norton & Company
"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."— Baltimore Sun On the survival and destruction of knowledge, from Alexandria to the Internet. Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Matthew Battles, a rare books librarian and a gifted narrator, takes us on a spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical ...
I Work At A Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks
Straight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out! From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout these pages, she catalogs her encounters with local eccentrics as well as the questions that plague her, such as, "What is the standard length of eyebrow hairs?" ...
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay
Princeton Architectural Press
A gorgeous visual celebration of America's public libraries including 150 photos, plus essays by Bill Moyers, Ann Patchett, Anne Lamott, Amy Tan, Barbara Kingsolver, and many more. Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent, the excitement of checking out a stack of newly discovered books. Today, the more than 17,000 libraries in America also function as de facto community centers ...
Alfred's Basic Piano Lesson Book: Level 1A (Alfred's Basic Piano Library)
Willard A. Palmer
This easy step-by-step method emphasizes correct playing habits and note reading through interval recognition. Lesson Book Level 1A begins by teaching basic keyboard topography and fluent recognition of white key names in relation to black keys. It focuses on simple rhythms and prepares students for intervallic reading with entertaining songs that focus on "same," "stepping up" and "stepping down." It then introduces lines and space notes in ...
CCNP Routing and Switching v2.0 Official Cert Guide Library
The new edition of bestselling CCNP Routing and Switching Official Cert Library is a comprehensive review and practice package for the latest CCNP Routing and Switching exams. The three books contained in this package, CCNP Routing and Switching ROUTE 300-101 Official Cert Guide, CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide , and CCNP Routing and Switching TSHOOT 300-135 Official Cert Guide , present complete reviews and a ...
The Library at Night
Yale University Press
Inspired by the process of creating a library for his fifteenth-century home near the Loire, in France, Alberto Manguel, the acclaimed writer on books and reading, has taken up the subject of libraries. “Libraries,” he says, “have always seemed to me pleasantly mad places, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been seduced by their labyrinthine logic.” In this personal, deliberately unsystematic, and wide-ranging book, he offers a ...
Long Overdue Library Book: Stories Librarians Tell One Another
Sandy M Bradley
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
The Cake Pan Library Running a bookmobile in South Korea Peyton Place and Mom Blessing of the animals Earthquake These stories and more can be found in this lively collection of "stories librarians tell each other". The co-authors have gathered vignettes of different kinds of library service -- their own and colleagues from past decades and present them to you for your entertainment. Funny, sad, or a little strange and quirky, the one thing ...
Saul Bellow: Novels 1984-2000: (Library of America #260)
Library of America, 2015
For his centennial (June 10, 2015), The Library of America and editor James Wood present the final volume in the definitive edition of Saul Bellow’s complete novels. In the last stage of his unparalleled careerwhich included winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976Saul Bellow remained an uproarious comic storyteller, a provocative thinker deeply engaged with the intellectual cross-currents of his time, and a magnificent prose ...
The Library: Where Life Checks Out
When Mark Waters decided to be a detective, he didn't plan to investigate ghosts. But as he sifts through evidence of a supposed suicide by train, he learns a murder that took place eighty years ago may directly affect his case. Six months after the strange occurrences at The Depot, there’s another murder. This time, The Library holds secrets of several murders, and the dead won’t rest until the murderer checks out too. Note: The ...
Please Bury Me in the Library
J. Patrick Lewis
HMH Books for Young Readers
There's nothing like curling up with a good book, but you have to be careful. Before you know it, a minute turns into an hour, an hour turns into a day, and a day may turn into . . . eternity. Inspired by the likes of Edward Lear, X. J. Kennedy, and Lewis Carroll, the author of Arithme-Tickle and Scien-Trickery has created a collection of original poems about books and reading that range from sweet to silly to laugh-out-loud funny. ...
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
A New York Times Bestseller In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games—board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so ...
The Strange Library
From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination.
My Very First Library
Here is the perfect gift for young children learning their colors, shapes, and numbers. All four of Eric Carle's popular new split-page board books are now packaged together in a slipcased library. A game as well as a learning experience, these early concept books are both fun and smart. Children can turn the top pages independently from the bottom pages, creating a matching game that offers all the charm of Eric Carle's bright collage ...
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