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I know everyone else who reviewed this book really liked it, but unfortunately, for me, it did absolutely nothing.
The best part about this book is that underneath the hilarious anecdotes there is a heart-warming story that reminded me why I love working in a library.
The story of Scott Douglas's life in the library has a great first line and one that acts as a springboard to the rest of his memoir.
I picked this book up from the free rack in a public library while on a 7 day camping bicycle ride in Iowa. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jim
I'm the kid of a public librarian with 20+ years under her belt. Yes, it's a hard job. Yes, you are not always appreciated by the public. Read morePublished on September 10, 2012 by TillyWack
I very recently picked up this book at my local library's discarded book sale. After reading it, I immediately got on Amazon and read the reviews here to see if anyone else... Read morePublished on April 13, 2012 by T. Malone
I bought this book while I was doing research and writing my own book, which is set in a public radio station. Read morePublished on January 12, 2012 by Kerri Wood Thomson
This is probably the very worst book I have ever managed to finish reading.
I picked up Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian for $1 on the clearance racks... Read more
Pleasant memoir about the lot of a public librarian, this book is engaging though ultimately a swim in the shallow end of the pool. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Jeff Talbott
This book sheds light on the career of Scott Douglas: from his mid 1990s job as a library page (I love that job title), his experiences of library school, and some of his... Read morePublished on April 26, 2010 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
This book is profound in my book. I've worked in a library for two years, having gone from a Page, Clerk, and thrown into the position as Interim Director, I know what Scott is... Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by P. Brown
I stumbled upon this book and was appalled to see the Kindle version selling for $15.00, which I think is way too much. Read morePublished on January 10, 2010 by Sue