Susan Orlean

What better place to see and hear “national treasure” (Washington Post) Susan Orlean with her newest work, The Library Book (Simon & Schuster), than at our own Seattle Public Central Library.

“This is a book only Susan Orlean could have written. Somehow she manages to transform the story of a library fire into the story of literacy, civil service, municipal infighting and vision, public spaces in an era of increasingly privatization and social isolation, the transformation of Los Angeles from small provincial hamlet to innovative colossus and model of civic engagement—and the central role libraries have always and will always play in the life and health of a bustling democracy. Beyond all that, like any good library, it’s bursting with incredible tales and characters. There could be no better book for the bookish.” —Dave Eggers.  

“Mesmerizing . . . A riveting mix of true crime, history, biography, and immersion journalism. . . . Probing, prismatic, witty, dramatic, and deeply appreciative, Orlean’s chronicle celebrates libraries as sanctuaries, community centers, and open universities run by people of commitment, compassion, creativity, and resilience.” —Booklist.

Co-presented with THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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ISBN: 9781476740188
Availability: Not Available for Curbside Pickup; Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 16th, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Seattle Public Central Library, Microsoft Auditorium
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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