In the words of Jamie Ford in his novel The Songs of Willow Frost, libraries are “like a candy store where everything is free.” These 10 books will remind you of why libraries are such special places.
Lucy Hull, a young children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, 10-year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
Henry is a librarian, whose genetic disorder causes him to involuntarily travel through time.
Stephen Swain has found himself locked in the after-hours darkness of the New York Public Library as a contestant in a deadly game. Seven players will enter, but only one will leave.
A stylish young reference librarian of arcane interests unravels an 18th-century mystery: who stole Marie Antoinette’s watch?
Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed, and you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do.
A spirited foray from Boston to Baghdad, from classical scriptoria to medieval monasteries, from the Vatican to the British Library, from socialist reading rooms and rural home libraries to the Information Age.
Fiona finds herself caught in the middle of a volatile local struggle when the bookmobile’s presence sparks a dangerous feud between the proponents of modernization and those who fear the loss of traditional ways.
An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette syndrome found salvation in books and weight-lifting.
How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world?
Buried in info? Cross-eyed over technology? From the bottom of a pile of paper, disks, books, e-books, and scattered thumb drives comes a cry of hope: Make way for the librarians. They can help!