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A wonderful read... The author has a ease with his subject and a entertaining style that makes it a joy delve into.Published on August 16, 2013 by dman10
This book was purchased for school. But is was shipped well and the quality of the product was perfect. Read morePublished on April 8, 2013 by KariK82
Am going to visit Leuven after reading this book! A fascinating book woven together by a rivetting storyteller. I've reread it several times; it's hard to shelve it for good! Read morePublished on December 7, 2009 by R. Decalo
Mr Battles's "Library" is not a study for scholars but for general readers who will be charmed by its old-fashioned character, by the elegant prose of its sentences and paragraphs... Read morePublished on April 23, 2006 by HORAK
It is an entertaining and educational book. I was very surprised when I learned that, in ancient times, any book brought to Alexandria was confiscated to be duplicated. Read morePublished on November 15, 2005 by Perco
Battle has written a book about libraries -so, about books put toguether and creating a new, chemical reaction- that has a non very common feature in this class of books:... Read morePublished on November 5, 2004 by Fernando Villegas
Being a library science graduate student, I was eager to read this book, thinking it would be an inspiring trip through the ages regarding my chosen field, so I was somewhat... Read morePublished on October 4, 2004 by Shannon
Although I did find the language very dry, I thought that this book was full of great detail. A lot of the information was new to me: such as the ancient "trash bin"... Read morePublished on June 26, 2004 by Megan