Library: An Unquiet Historyby Matthew Battles
“Engrossingly saturated with fascinating lore, colorful anecdotes and deft portraits.”Hilarie M. Sheets, New York Times
Through the ages, libraries have not only accumulated and preserved but also shaped, inspired, and obliterated knowledge. Now they are in crisis. Former rare books librarian and Harvard MetaLAB visionary Matthew Battles takes
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