The Meaning of the Library Book
Score: 4
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The Meaning of the Library


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691175744

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The Meaning of the Library Excerpt :

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap.

The Meaning of the Library Book
Score: 4
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The Meaning of the Library


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400865741

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The Meaning of the Library Excerpt :

The importance of the library, from ancient times to the digital era From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. The Meaning of the Library is a generously illustrated examination of this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, notable contributors—including the Librarian of Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust—present a cultural history of the library. In an informative introduction, Alice Crawford sets out the book's purpose and scope, and an international array of scholars, librarians, writers, and critics offer vivid perspectives about the library through their chosen fields. The Meaning of the Library will appeal to all who are interested in this vital institution's heritage and ongoing legacy.

The Meaning of the Library Book
Score: 4
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The Meaning of the Library


  • Author : Alice Crawford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-06-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0691166390

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The Meaning of the Library Excerpt :

From Greek and Roman times to the digital era, the library has remained central to knowledge, scholarship, and the imagination. Generously illustrated, The Meaning of the Library examines this key institution of Western culture. Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library. Whether relishing an account of the Alexandrian Library or a look at the stylish railway libraries of nineteenth-century England, readers will find a sparkling survey of the library through time. Here, too, are the imagined libraries of fiction, poetry, and film, from Scheherazade's stories to The Name of the Rose and beyond. In an informative introduction, Alice Crawford sets out the book's purpose and scope, and an international array of scholars, librarians, writers, and critics offer vivid perspectives about the library through their chosen fields. Contributors to this collection include David Allan, James Billington, Robert Crawford, Robert Darnton, Stephen Enniss, Richard Gameson, Edith Hall, Laura Marcus, Andrew Pettegree, John Sutherland, Marina Warner, and John Wilkin. A landmark collection, The Meaning of the Library addresses the significance of the library--both physical and virtual--in the past and present, and will appeal to readers, librarians, and all who are interested in this vital institution's heritage and ongoing legacy.

The Midnight Library Book
Score: 4
From 117 Ratings

The Midnight Library


  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443455886

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The Midnight Library Excerpt :

Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

The Library of Babel Book
Score: 5
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The Library of Babel


  • Author : Jorge Luis Borges
  • Publisher : Pocket Paragon
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015049977229

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The Library of Babel Excerpt :

"Not many living artists would be sufficiently brave or inspired to attempt reflecting in art what Borges constructs in words. But the detailed, evocative etchings by Erik Desmazieres provide a perfect counterpoint to the visionary prose. Like Borges, Desmazieres has created his own universe, his own definition of the meaning, topography and geography of the Library of Babel. Printed together, with the etchings reproduced in fine-line duotone, text and art unite to present an artist's book that belongs in the circle of Borges's sacrosanct Crimson Hexagon - "books smaller than natural books, books omnipotent, illustrated, and magical.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Dictionary for Library and Information Science Book
Score: 4
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Dictionary for Library and Information Science


  • Author : Joan M. Reitz
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 788
  • ISBN 10 : 1591580757

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Dictionary for Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.

Form and Meaning in the History of the Book Book

Form and Meaning in the History of the Book


  • Author : Nicolas Barker
  • Publisher : London : British Library
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105111927393

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Form and Meaning in the History of the Book Excerpt :

Nicolas Barker, OBE, FBA has made many distinguished contributions to the study of the book over the past forty years. In celebration of his seventieth birthday the British Library is publishing a selection of his occasional essays that show the range of his interests in a number of related fields: books and texts, books and people, typography and early printing, the history of the book, bookselling, and forgery. None of these essays has previously been reprinted and collectively they offer a series of authoritative insights into fascinating and complex questions raised by various aspects of the book as physical and cultural artefact. The collection is prefaced by an Introduction by Alan Bell, former librarian of the London Library.

The Librarian s Book of Lists Book
Score: 3
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The Librarian s Book of Lists


  • Author : George M. Eberhart
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release Date : 2010-05-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780838990834

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The Librarian s Book of Lists Excerpt :

The mixture of serious topics, tongue-in-cheek items, and outright silliness provides something to please everyone familiar with libraries, making a fun read and a wonderful gift.

The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science Book
Score: 4.5
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The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science


  • Author : Heartsill Young
  • Publisher : Ediciones Díaz de Santos
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 0838903711

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The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science Excerpt :

Defines terms and concepts related to publishing, printing, computer science, statistics, graphic arts, photography, telecommunications, education, micrographics, and library administration

The Library Book Book
Score: 4
From 125 Ratings

The Library Book


  • Author : Susan Orlean
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476740195

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The Library Book Excerpt :

Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post). On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a “delightful…reflection on the past, present, and future of libraries in America” (New York magazine) that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. In the “exquisitely written, consistently entertaining” (The New York Times) The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. “A book lover’s dream…an ambitiously researched, elegantly written book that serves as a portal into a place of history, drama, culture, and stories” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks reve

The Last Chance Library Book
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

The Last Chance Library


  • Author : Freya Sampson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593201398

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The Last Chance Library Excerpt :

A Good Morning America Buzz Pick A Library Reads Pick June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way. Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother. Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer's feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won't believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way. To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she's determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.

Kabbalah  Science and the Meaning of Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 20 Ratings

Kabbalah Science and the Meaning of Life


  • Author : Michael Laitman
  • Publisher : Laitman Kabbalah Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780973826890

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Kabbalah Science and the Meaning of Life Excerpt :

Science explains the mechanisms that sustain life; Kabbalah explains why life exists. In Kabbalah, Science and the Meaning of Life, Rav Michael Laitman, PhD, a kabbalist and a scientist, combines science and spirituality in a captivating dialogue that reveals lifes meaning. For thousands of years kabbalists have been writing that the world is made of a single entity divided into separate beings. Today the cutting edge science of quantum physics states a very similar idea: that at the most fundamental level of matter, we are all literally one. Science proves that reality is affected by the observer who examines it. And so does Kabbalah. But Kabbalah says more: even the Creator of reality is found within the observer. In other words, God is inside of us, he doesnt exist anywhere else. When we pass away so does he. These earthshaking concepts and more are eloquently introduced so that even readers uneducated in Kabbalah or science will easily understand them. Therefore, if youre just a little curious about why you are here, what life means, and what you can do to enjoy it more, this is your book.

The Paris Library Book
Score: 5
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The Paris Library


  • Author : Janet Skeslien Charles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982134938

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The Paris Library Excerpt :

Based on the true World War II story of the American Library in Paris, an unforgettable novel about the power of books and the bonds of friendship—and the ordinary heroes who can be found in the most perilous times and the quietest places. Paris, 1939. Young, ambitious, and tempestuous, Odile Souchet has it all: Paul, her handsome police officer beau; Margaret, her best friend from England; Remy, her twin brother who she adores; and a dream job at the American Library in Paris, working alongside the library’s legendary director, Dorothy Reeder. When World War II breaks out, Odile stands to lose everything she holds dear—including her beloved library. After the Nazi army marches into the City of Light and declares a war on words, Odile and her fellow librarians join the Resistance with the best weapons they have: books. Again and again, they risk their lives to help their fellow Jewish readers, but by war’s end, Odile tastes the bitter sting of unspeakable betrayal. Montana, 1983. Odile’s solitary existence in gossipy small-town Montana is unexpectedly interrupted by her neighbor Lily, a lonely teenager craving adventure. As Lily uncovers more about Odile’s mysterious past, they find they share not only a love of language but also the same lethal jealousy. Odile helps Lily navigate the troubled waters of adolescence by always recommending the right book at the right time, never suspecting that Lily will be the one to help her reckon with her own terrible secret. Based on the true story of the American Library in Paris, The Paris Library is a mesmerizing and captivating novel about the people and the books that make us who we are, for good and for bad, and the courage it takes to forgive.

The Meaning of Revelation Book

The Meaning of Revelation


  • Author : Helmut Richard Niebuhr
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2006-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : 0664229980

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The Meaning of Revelation Excerpt :

This reissue of a 20th century classic emphasizes an understanding of God's revelation that takes seriously both the Bible itself and modern ideas about the nature of history. Includes a new Foreword by Ottati, which sets Niebuhr's work in the context of his other writings and explores the significance of this book.

Libraries and the Enlightenment Book

Libraries and the Enlightenment


  • Author : Wayne Bivens-Tatum
  • Publisher : Library Juice Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936117949

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Libraries and the Enlightenment Excerpt :

"Traces the historical foundations of modern American libraries to the European Enlightenment, showing how the ideas on which library institutions are based go back to the ideas and institutions of that revolutionary time"--Provided by publisher.