The Library

An Illustrated History

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“An eloquent account of the noble history of libraries, as it has unfolded from the earliest times to the present.” —Nicholas A. Brasbanes, author of A Gentle Madness

Throughout the history of the world, libraries have been constructed, burned, discovered, raided, and cherished—and the treasures they've housed have evolved from early stone tablets to the mass-produced, bound paper books of our present day. The Library invites you to enter the libraries of ancient Greece, early China, Renaissance England, and modern-day America, and speaks to the book lover in all of us. Incorporating beautiful illustrations, insightful quotations, and many marvelous mysteries of libraries—their books, patrons, and keepers—this book is certain to provide you with a wealth of knowledge and enjoyment.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (October 2019)
  • Length: 328 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510733329

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"While this handsome edition would make an excellent gift for any booklover, it would also be a fine addition to a college or university collection: as the life cycle of information continues to undergo rapid mutations, reading about the transformative history of libraries and information delivery has never been more important—or more enjoyable." --The Association of College and Research Libraries Washington Newsletter

"An eloquent account of the noble history of libraries, as it has unfolded from the earliest times to the present." --Nicholas A. Brasbanes, author of A Gentle Madness

"While this handsome edition would make an excellent gift for any booklover, it would also be a fine addition to a college or university collection: as the life cycle of information continues to undergo rapid mutations, reading about the transformative history of libraries and information delivery has never been more important—or more enjoyable." --The Association of College and Research Libraries Washington Newsletter

"An eloquent account of the noble history of libraries, as it has unfolded from the earliest times to the present." --Nicholas A. Brasbanes, author of A Gentle Madness

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