Suggested One Read: The Library Book

The Library Book book coverThere are only two days left to nominate a book for the 2019 One Read! The reading panel will begin the process of narrowing down the list in January. Until then, we are highlighting a some of the suggested titles here at

The Library Book” by Susan Orleans tells the story of a devastating fire in the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. It burned for seven hours, reached a temperature of around 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, consumed 400,000 books, and damaged 700,000 more.  According to the nominator, “We have a great public library with a constituency of devoted library users here in Columbia. This book celebrates the American library in an erudite, good-humored manner.”

Hurry and suggest your favorite book for the 2019 One Read!

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