The Library by Stuart Kells audiobook

The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders

By Stuart Kells
Read by Julian Elfer

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Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve. To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists." Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama. The Library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.

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Summary

Summary

Libraries are much more than mere collections of volumes. The best are magical, fabled places whose fame has become part of the cultural wealth they are designed to preserve.

To research this book, Stuart Kells traveled around the world with his young family like modern-day "library tourists." Kells discovered that stories about libraries are stories about people, containing every possible human drama.

The Library is a celebration of books as objects, a celebration of the anthropology and physicality of books and bookish space, and an account of the human side of these hallowed spaces by a leading and passionate bibliophile.

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Author Bio: Stuart Kells

Author Bio: Stuart Kells

Stuart Kells is an author and historian. His history of Penguin Books, Penguin and the Lane Brothers, won the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize. His book The Library: A Catalogue of Wonders was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s General History Prize and has been published around the world in multiple languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 7.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English