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Paramount TV to Adapt Susan Orlean’s ‘The Library Book’

Exciting news for Susan Orlean fans! According to Variety, Paramount Television, in association with Anonymous Content and Brillstein Entertainment, will be adapting Susan Orlean’s novel The Library Book for television! The book itself is a must read for any book fan, telling the true story of a fire that nearly destroyed the Los Angeles Public Library in 1965. The book explores the mystery surrounding how the fire began, as well as the damage it caused, burning for seven hours, consuming 400,000 books and damaging 700,000 others. Susan Orlean’s book has remained on the best seller’s list for nonfiction for six months, proving its popularity to general audiences and potential for a great television adaptation.


The Library Book cover, featuring a red cover with a burning flame

Orlean will be working alongside James Ponsoldt include films such as The Circle and The End of Tour. Orlean and James have expressed they are both excited to adapt the project, with Orlean in particular being quoted as ‘so excited’ to see her property come to life on the screen. Although no release date has been announced yet, we look forward to seeing the mystery come alive and will keep our ears attuned for any new information!

Are you excited to see The Library Book being adapted?



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