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Alberto Manguel is an internationally acclaimed anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist, and editor, and the author of several award-winning books, including A Dictionary of Imaginary Places and A History of Reading.
I really liked his telling of his personal library, how it came about and how he keeps it. I also like the quotes he includes from historical figures about libraries.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a book for the person who thinks a book is a necessary tool to greater knowledge. Without it one's library isn't full. Read morePublished 3 months ago by ann ranhem
General survey history of libraries and the pursuit of gathering random or specific knowledge whether in a room or a vast building. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CUSTOMER X
Wonderful! He paints nonfiction with the pallet of an impressionist! And the subject is to die for- reading, books, libraries-my favorite escape world.Published 4 months ago by Catherine Alelyunas
Well-organized, interesting book about libraries from different points of view.Published 5 months ago by inwardian
I didn't like this book. It might have been better if there were chapters but I was under the impression it was about different libraries not about the authors private library.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
A favorite subject but couldn't relate at all to this dry treatise.Published 5 months ago by Martha Huntley
The book goes into too much detail about how the books are to be categorized and numbered. This seemed to be the main point. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Warren