Library Confidential

Library Confidential : Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library

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The public library is a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the aging librarian. Or so you might think. Don Borchert's ten years as assistant librarian have taught him that a library is more than just a place to borrow books, it's also a place where people hide from the law, fall in love, fight, deal drugs, introduce their children to reading, look up porn and pursue their dreams. Borchett's hilarious memoir delves behind the bookshelves as he discovers the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of a public library and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 20mm | 258.55g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753513102
  • 9780753513101
  • 2,120,550

About Don Borchett

Don Borchert has been an assistant librarian in the Californian Public Library system for 10 years. He previously worked as a cook, a fine china salesman, a Christmas tree chopper and a sod farm worker. This is his first book.show more

Back cover copy

Puts the 'shhhh' in shocking! The public library - a haven of calm, source of information, home to the student, the geek and the ageing librarian. Or so you might think.... When he first took a job as assistant librarian in a public library, Don Borchett expected a relaxed, quiet working life. What he didn't expect to encounter was people hiding from the law, falling in love, fighting, dealing drugs, and looking up porn. With a cast including drunks in tutus, patrons with a fear of the number six, a flasher and a marmoset, Don Borchett's hilarious memoir peeks behind the bookshelves to reveal the weird, dangerous and downright dirty world of the public library, and the fearless civil servants who patrol its aisles. Don Borchett has been an assistant librarian in the Californian Public Library system for 10 years. His previous jobs included cook, fine china salesman, Christmas tree chopper and sod farm worker. This is his first book.show more

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18 ratings
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5 6% (1)
4 33% (6)
3 33% (6)
2 28% (5)
1 0% (0)
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