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    The Library Book (Hardback) By (author) Alan Bennett, Contributions by Seth Godin, Contributions by Susan Hill, Contributions by Tom Holland, Contributions by Hardeep Singh Kohli, Contributions by Lucy Mangan, Contributions by Val McDermid, Contributions by China Mieville, Contributions by Caitlin Moran, Contributions by Kate Mosse

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    DescriptionFrom Alan Bennett's Baffled at a Bookcase, to Lucy Mangan's Library Rules, famous writers tell us all about how libraries are used and why they're important. Tom Holland writes about libraries in the ancient world, while Seth Godin describes what a library will look like in the future. Lionel Shriver thinks books are the best investment, Hardeep Singh Kohli makes a confession and Julie Myerson remembers how her career began beside the shelves. Using memoir, history, polemic and some short stories too, The Library Book celebrates 'that place where they lend you books for free' and the people who work there. All royalties go to The Reading Agency, to help their work supporting libraries.


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    Title
    The Library Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alan Bennett, Contributions by Seth Godin, Contributions by Susan Hill, Contributions by Tom Holland, Contributions by Hardeep Singh Kohli, Contributions by Lucy Mangan, Contributions by Val McDermid, Contributions by China Mieville, Contributions by Caitlin Moran, Contributions by Kate Mosse
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781250051
    ISBN 10: 1781250057
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, GL
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17340
    DC22: 027
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 820.8
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    The Reading Agency is an independent charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more. It specializes in helping libraries make more social impact through reading. It is funded by the Arts Council. www.readingagency.org.uk