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Stuart A. P. Murray

The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians.

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James W. P. Campbell

A library is not just a collection of books, but also the buildings that house them. From the great dome of the Library of Congress, to the white facade of the Seinäjoki Library in Finland, the architecture of a library is a symbol of its time as well as of its builders' wealth, culture, and learning.

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Apollódorus,James George Frazer

The Library provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE), a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era. In his highly valued notes to the Loeb Classical Library edition (which is in two volumes) J. G. Frazer cites the principal passages of other ancient writers where each particular story is told and compares the various versions to those in the Library.

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Joyce Fay Fletcher

Welcome to the unpredictable world of Washington D.C.’s Sojourner Truth Regional Library where the psychiatric hospital and homeless shelters drop off clients every day. Driven by addictions, obsessions and temptations of all kinds, library staff and patrons alike fill each workday with its share of scandal and drama. Anthony Broadnax, an impulsive young crack-addicted circulation desk technician, accused of assault and theft at a smaller branch, must report to Sojourner Truth while his case is being investigated. Assistant regional library manager, Jackie Ramsey, declares all-out war against her underhanded and ambitious rival, Brian Cole. Brian, however, is trapped in a web spun by his irresistible attraction to Jackie’s best friend. Ursula Swann is an industrious, straight-laced reference librarian who is wearing herself out trying to keep order in a branch spiraling out of control. Will she succeed in saving Sojourner Truth Regional, or will her own secret Dewey demons drive her mad? Check out this fresh urban library adventure that you will never forget!

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Apollódorus,James George Frazer

The Library provides in three books a grand summary of traditional Greek mythology and heroic legends. Written in clear and unaffected style, the compendium faithfully follows the Greek literary sources. It is thus an important record of Greek accounts of the origin and early history of the world and their race. This work has been attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. 180 BCE), a student of Aristarchus. But the text as we have it was written by an author probably living in the first or second century of our era. In his highly valued notes to the Loeb Classical Library edition (which is in two volumes) J. G. Frazer cites the principal passages of other ancient writers where each particular story is told and compares the various versions to those in the Library.

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Stuart Kells

• The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders is a love letter to libraries not just as mere collections of books, but as magical, fabled places • Explores libraries, both real and fictional, that have captured our imaginations, e.g. the Bodleian, the Folger and the Smithsonian, as well as Umberto Eco’s mediaeval library labyrinth in The Name of the Rose • A highlight is the chapter ‘A Library with No Books’, which traces the sharing of stories—oral libraries—in indigenous Australian cultures • Stuart Kells is a Melbourne-based authority on antiquarian books • Kells has previously published a critically acclaimed biography of antiquarian bookseller Kay Craddock, Rare, and a history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, which won the 2016 Ashurst Australian Business Literature Prize • Research for this book included a world tour of libraries of note, and Kells is about to embark on another library tour with his wife and two young daughters • Will appeal to anyone who has ever lost hours to a library, as well as to general readers of history

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Carmen DeSousa

Locals claim The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the historic 1800s train station turned restaurant, he's never seen proof. Until now. 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.