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How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell About it Paperback – September 5, 2000

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A delightful book. A must for all librarians and all people who love to read and use libraries. -- Fay Nelson, Alabama Southern Community College Librarian

An encouragement for not only librarians but all who have an interest to be certain library doors do not close. -- Brooke Walker, Library Director, Brewton Public Library

An entertaining and adventurous journey with the new librarian. Read it. You will enjoy it. -- Jacqueline Hines Nobles, Director, Monroe County Library

Every Library, public or school affiliated, should have a copy. Libraries are so important, and this book is pro-library. -- Tammy Jones, Library Media Specialist, Brewton Middle School Library

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"How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell About it" is a story that is not only a fun read but is also timely in its pro-library message. Besides the wildly entertaining romantic plot there is a very serious sub-plot about a small town politician's attempt to shut down the library and how the good people rallied to keep it open. Every library should have this book on its front shelf.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Sparkling Bay Books (September 5, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967063140
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967063140
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,904,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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OK, this is a rebut to some of the more inept reviewers here. Seriously people, can we TRY to be a little bit less classist? Former reviewers have said that its time to do away with libraries because most of the information is available on the internet or in electronic form. Even if that were the case, which it is NOT, what about the millions of people who don't have an internet connection or even a computer? Many thousands of people use my local library for internet access alone, not to mention those that use it for access to books they can't afford to buy. Not everyone can afford to buy every book they need or would like to read. Even if you happen to have a good internet connection the only books that are available for free are not new. What if I want to read the new Nick Bantock book? I have to buy it or go to a library. Or what if my kid needs to do a report on whales? Sure he can get a few of his sources from the net, but he has to have at least two print sources. If I'm in the low income bracket, it's not likely that I'm going to spend grocery money buying him those books. Apart from the physical NEED for libraries, there is also the societal need to support free learning. Libraries are hubs for adult and child literacy programs, political party meeting places, adult career learning programs and so much more. In a society where so little is free and education is often highly undervalued and available to the privileged classes, shouldn't there be a place where people can go to better themselves? So no people, why don't you grow up and realize that not everyone has the money to buy all the books the want or need and access to the "vast web of information" you have such faith in.

Having gotten this out of my system I'm free to actually -review- the book. I found it delightful and very romantic. Its well written and a quick read. I would highly recommend it for some nice weekend light reading.
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This is THE book that the library world (and all those who love libraries) has been hoping for for years! It is a short novel (NOT a short story-- it's over a hundred pages) that packs a big punch in favor of libraries. A crooked town council member tries to shut down the local public library, but a hero rises to save the day. Why? Because the most beautiful woman in the entire universe works as the town librarian, and he's got big feelings for her. So he goes on a crusade and rallies the good people of the town to support their library! The book is suspenseful, fun, romantic, and just a great feel-good story. This is definitely a must read and a MUST OWN for all libraries.
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Libraries are VITAL at this time! Don't listen to the nay-sayers. I read one or two books a week, and I depend on the regional library system for that. This book, while it is probably one of the most pro-library books on the market, does not read like propaganda. It's just an exciting love story by an author who apparently loves libraries as much as he loves a good tale. I love this book. It's a feel good read. The plot held my attention firmly. Don't listen to those who oppose our treasured libraries. Oh, and it is NOT a short story. It's over a hundred pages long. Like one reviewer said, this book should be on the front display shelf of every library, so if you get a copy (this paperback edition is a bargain) be sure to donate it to your local library.
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I just finished this story, and I loved it. How I Fell in Love with a Librarian and Lived to Tell about It is funny, romantic, and very full of suspense. I think a reader of any age could enjoy it. The story is about a man who falls in love with the most beautiful woman in the world, who happens to be the new librarian in his small town. He doesn't quite know how to romance her-- she's a hard one to figure out-- but as it happens, a local politician is trying to shut the library down. The man goes to the libary's rescue, fighting to keep it open, and (wouldn't you know it) in the process scores points with the librarian who sees him as her knight in shining armor. This is a funny story that makes some very good points about how important libraries are to civilized societies.
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This is an excellent book, a very fun, enjoyable story about a small town man's crush on the new librarian, who just happens to be the "the most beautiful creature in all existence." The way he describes her is awesome. There's one line that goes something like "She could whip Helen of Troy in a beauty pageant any day of the week." He finally gets to know her and learns that despite her great beauty and intelligence, she is human just like anyone else with her own weaknesses and problems. "Human"-- that's a good word to described the entire story.

Not only did I enjoy it as a wonderful love story, I thought it was important for libraries. One of the sub-plots was about a local politician's attempt to have the library closed. The good people of the town rallied around it though, led by the man who loved his librarian-- her knight in shining armor, even if he was a bit goofy. We must remind ourselves that libraries are important. This book really should be placed on the front shelf of every library.
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I read this book in one sitting - it was that much fun. And it's more than a romance because of the subplots.

Libraries will live on...There will be many cases when a physical book is needed. Local history cannot be done on line - believe me, I've tried. And besides, a lot of people don't have computers. THEY USE THE COMPUTERS AT THE LIBRARY!

I love the pro-library aspects of this book.
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