BOOK TALK: The Library: A Fragile History

BOOK TALK: The Library: A Fragile History

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Join historian Abby Smith Rumsey for a book talk with Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen, authors of "The Library: A Fragile History."

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In The Library: A Fragile History, historians Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen trace the extraordinary history of the institution, from the famed collections of the ancient world to the modern public resource of today. Along the way, they encounter the librarians, historians, readers, supporters and antagonists that have shaped the library and its offerings over centuries. Do libraries last? Register for our book talk to find out from the authors.

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“A comprehensive and fascinating deep dive into the evolution of libraries… Bibliophiles should consider this a must-read.”—Publishers Weekly

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